It hurts but right to offend should stay

Free speech has been much in the news recently: Salman Rushdie; the writers who read from The Satanic Verses in Jaipur; Jeremy Clarkson; and even Jay Leno. Though every case is different, the uproars that have resulted serve to reflect how much our society has lost sight of the underlying principle that must govern all our decisions on freedom of speech. Vir Sanghvi writes. Madversity

india Updated: Jan 28, 2012 01:10 IST
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First Published: Jan 27, 2012 22:46 IST