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In Praise Of Madras HC

For speaking on behalf of liberals across the country who are increasingly being held at ­ransom by hoodlums and lynch mobs

In Praise Of Madras HC
In Praise Of Madras HC
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2016-07-09T10:52:25+05:30

In particular, Justices S.K. Kaul and Pushpa Sathyanarayana for their clear-eyed verdict in the Perumal Murugan case. In unequivocally stating that “if you do not like a book, throw it away” and “all writings unpalatable for one section of the ­society cannot be labelled as obscene, vulgar, depraving, prurient and immo­ral”, the two judges have ­spoken for liberals across the country who are increasingly being held at ­ransom by hoodlums and lynch mobs acting on behalf of partisans and vested interests. Literature, art, films, music...there is not a sphere of modern life ­unsullied by the exertions of the philistines. Hopefully, this judgement will serve as a warning bell against the doors of liberal thought being slammed shut.

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