Should Shiv Sena be de-recognised for violating our basic rights?


BV Rao | February 4, 2010

The Shiv Sena is threatening Shah Rukh Khan. It says unless the star apologises (to whom?) they will not allow his movie My Name Is Khan to be screened. The constitution guarantees every individual the right to livelihood and freedom of expression among various others. Every political party earns its recognition from the Election Commission of India with the express undertaking to abide by the constitution. Here the Shiv Sena is threatening Shah Rukh's livelihood and has, at various times, violated the rights of many. Does this party not violate our constitutional rights?

Do you think political parties that violate our rights should be banned, as we argue in one of our columns today? Should the Shiv Sena should be banned for threatening to prevent Shah Rukh from engaging in his livelihood?



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