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Free Speech and Meetings

Free Speech and Meetings A G Noorani In Tamil Nadu it is not only the freedom of the press which is in peril The right to hold public meetings has also come under a cloud as result of orders by police authorities. The right to freedom of expression and the right to assemble peaceably and without arms are closely intertwined. A recent case decided by the Madras high court in this regard causes some disquiet IT is high time that civil liberties organisations conducted a review of the state of civil liberties in Tamil Nadu in a careful, thorough and objective manner. It is not only the freedom of the press which ; in peril but the right to hold public meetings has also come under a cloud as a result of orders by police authorities. The two rights

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