Recognition of Free Speech
But no people without any pretension to self-respect and intelligence can consent to be dictated to by a small governing body whether foreign or of the country as to what conduces to their real interests. This is where the necessity of free speech comes as an essential requisite for promoting and guarding the true well-being of the people. Free speech should therefore be not only an unfettered expression of the ideas of the people as to what alone will do them good but should also be recognized as a force by the executive body.
Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram September 24, 1907
Date of Update: 20-Sep-22