Freedom of Expression

Stifling dissent

Print edition : December 08, 2017

G. Bala, arrested by the Tirunelveli police in Chennai, being taken to the magistrate's court in Tirunelveli on November 6. Photo: A. SHAIKMOHIDEEN

The lawyer Semmani alias Rajarathinam undergoing treatment at the Palayamkottai government hospital on November 13. Photo: By Special Arrangement

The arrest of a cartoonist and the detention and torture of an anti-nuclear activist without a warrant are only the latest instances of the Tamil Nadu government’s low level of tolerance of dissent in any form.
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