Thursday, October 21, 2010


Srinagar, Oct 21 (Only Kashmir):- Reacting to the Geelani incident in a seminar in New Delhi, the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said it is against the democratic traditions of the country where freedom of speech no matter how unpalatable is a right which needs to be respected & protected.
The Chief Minister said the strength of our democracy is in its values of tolerance and to allow a fearless ex-pression of dissent only strengthens the democratic fabric of the country.
He said our democracy is a matured democracy and is capable of absorbing political dissent and diverse view points and so we should provide every individual an opportunity to air his or her opinion in a democratic manner.
He said the right to debate, disagree and reject anybody?s views is also an inherent part of democracy but the rebuttal must be decent and the response and disagreement must be civil and best expressed in a democratic fashion.


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