ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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CIVIL LIBERTIES- A Citizen Has Rights Abroad

A Citizen Has Rights Abroad A G Noorani IT is little consolation that the Union Finance Ministry has deigned to stop the proceedings against Arun Bose, a Delhi University teacher, for not taking government's permission before getting his books published in England. The matter had aroused hostile publicity for the government and it saved its face. But this is not the first instance of this kind, except that in earlier cases prosecutions were not launched. People were either prevented or obstructed when they wanted to go abroad to perform plays or exhibit films. The issue has been squarely raised and it brooks no evasion; Is the Indian citizen not entitled to his fundamental rights vis-a-vis his own state, of course, when he leaves the territory of India?

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