Speaking on ‘Law of Sedition and Freedom of Expression’ during a lawyers’ workshop in Ahmedabad on Saturday, Justice Gupta maintained that in the absence of dissent, democracy will ultimately get replaced by a police state in the country
Reminiscent of India, the stolen documents argument sets an “especially dangerous precedent for journalists, who routinely violate foreign secrecy laws to deliver information vital to the public’s interest”.
No power with the executive arm to restrain publication or placing of secret documents before a court of law, says court.
As a lawyer I believe in the Rule of Law and not in media trials. So I prefer to continue going about my work and duties as a trade unionist, a lawyer and a teacher; serving people as best I can and as I have been doing for the past three decades. Let my love for my country and its citizens speak, not through words, but through my work.