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Freedom of speech being suppressed: Sule on NDTV India ban

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NCP MP Supriya Sule has condemned the one-day ban on NDTV India over its coverage of the Pathankot terror attack, saying freedom of speech is being “suppressed”.

“Freedom of speech is being suppressed. I condemn such actions,” Sule said when asked about the punitive action against the leading Hindi channel by the Centre.

The daughter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar said she has always supported freedom of expression. “This action (against NDTV India) deserves condemnation from all quarters.”

Freedom of expression has been enshrined in the Constitution, given to the nation by Dr B R Ambedkar and it should be respected, said the MP from Baramati in Western Maharashtra.

The decision on blackout, to be imposed on November 9, has drawn sharp condemnation from Opposition parties and media bodies which called it “shocking and authoritarian” and reminiscent of the Emergency days.

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