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Freedom of speech being ‘suppressed’: NCP’s Supriya Sule on NDTV India ban

NCP MP Supriya Sule has condemned the one-day ban on NDTV India over its coverage of the Pathankot terror attack, saying freedom of speech is being “suppressed”.

india Updated: Nov 06, 2016 20:49 IST
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NCP leader Supriya Sule at Parliament House in New Delhi.
NCP leader Supriya Sule at Parliament House in New Delhi.(PTI file photo)

NCP MP Supriya Sule on Sunday condemned the one-day ban on NDTV India over its coverage of the Pathankot terror attack, saying freedom of speech is being “suppressed”.

“Freedom of speech is being suppressed. I condemn such actions,” Sule told PTI when asked about the punitive action against the leading Hindi channel by the Centre.

Read | Oppn, media slam govt for one-day ban on NDTV India over Pathankot coverage

The daughter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar said she has always supported freedom of expression. “This action (against NDTV India) deserves condemnation from all quarters.”

Freedom of expression has been enshrined in the Constitution, given to the nation by Dr B R Ambedkar and it should be respected, said the MP from Baramati in Western Maharashtra.

The decision on blackout, to be imposed on November 9, has drawn sharp condemnation from Opposition parties and media bodies which called it “shocking and authoritarian” and reminiscent of the Emergency days.

Read | Ban on NDTV will lead to ‘second Emergency’ in the country: DMK