Highly insulted by photo-shopped pictures of them, India's leaders try to pass laws to protect their "sensibilities".  Freedom of speech, while nice, should not include offending religious representatives.

"Before the press conference, Mr Sibal showed reporters morphed photos of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, as well as pigs running through Islam's holy city of Mecca.

The minister said the government did not believe in interfering in the freedom of the press, but "we have to take care of the sensibilities of our people, we have to protect their sensibilities. Our cultural ethos is very important to us".

Will India's people stand for this?

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I do believe that people believeing in fredom of the press will raise strong objections. There are instances in the past where this has happened. Let us wait and see.



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