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7 May, 2014

Modi-run govt will be a bullying one: Salman Rushdie | The Indian Express

During his address, Rushdie described Modi as a “highly divisive figure”, a “hardliner’s hardliner” and voiced concern that the attacks on freedom of expression and literary works could worsen. He said for India, democracy should not mean just conducting free and fair elections but also ensuring the right to free speech.

“If freedom of expression is under attack, if religious freedom is threatened and if substantial parts of society live in physical fear for their safety, then such a society cannot be said to be a true democracy,” he said.

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