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Chapal Mehra

New Delhi-based writer

Chapal Mehra is a New Delhi-based writer.

The "Killing" Of Perumal Murugan: Speak Up Before We Become A Land Of The Living Dead

A society where the truth cannot even be told in stories must surely be an uncivilised one. A nation where fanatics can control a writer's imagination signals the end of our imagination as a people. An administration that voluntarily participates and colludes to violate and illegally suppress the freedom of speech of a well-known writer is no different from the ISIS. All you need to say is the word "anti-religion", throw in a few protests and the state bends to please. Freedom is our first and easiest casualty.
08/02/2015 7:56 AM IST