M.J. Akbar

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Free Speech Ends Where Sedition Begins

Last month, a flyer entitled “The Country Without a Post Office” was circulated on the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (J.N.U.), here in Delhi, inviting students to a “cultural evening” on Feb. 9.

But “cultural” was a misnomer, and academic freedom would not be on the agenda. Some not-so-small print further down the page called on participants to “rage” against the Indian “occupation” of Muslim-majority Kashmir and protest the “judicial killing of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat.”

Afzal Guru, who is also known as Muhammad Afzal, and Mr. Bhat were both convicted terrorists, found guilty separately after their cases slowly went up the ladder of due process, all the way to the highest court in India.…  Seguir leyendo »