29 Aug, 2016
BJP President Amit Shah said on Sunday nationalism was being questioned in the name of freedom of expression and “propaganda” against nationalism could not be considered as freedom of speech. “It has become a fashion for some people nowadays to question nationalism. This is being done in different places and new theories are being planted. “Nationalism is being questioned in the name of freedom of expression,” he said, addressing a gathering at Mangalore University auditorium as part of BJP’s ‘Tiranga Yatra’ and ‘Balidana Smarane’ (honouring martyrs) campaign.
Shah said: “Some people were also campaigning on social media on whether nationalism was necessary or not”. He said he would like to tell them that independence would not have taken place if there was no love for the national and patriotism. “The propaganda against nationalism could not be considered as freedom of speech,” he said.