ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Civil Rights and Local Sensitivities

We are familiar with the invocation of the NSA, justified or otherwise, in situations involving communal riots, terrorism or threats to the security of the state. Its use against activists of a development group accused of wounding local sensibilities is, to say the least, unusual, marking a new low in our democratic experience. Without seeking to play down the mistakes of Sahayog, it needs to be unequivocally stressed that the group's misdemeanour has invited an unwarranted reaction.

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