Union Minister Rajnath Singh has criticized the arrest of SG Suryah by the Tamil Nadu police, stating that it is anti-constitutional and anti-democratic to arrest someone for a tweet. Suryah was arrested on charges of spreading fake news on social media.
Rajnath Singh’s comments highlight concerns regarding freedom of expression and the misuse of laws to curtail dissenting voices. The Minister’s statement emphasizes the importance of upholding democratic values and protecting individuals’ rights to express their opinions within the boundaries of the law.
The arrest has sparked a debate on the balance between freedom of speech and preventing the spread of misinformation, prompting discussions on the appropriate legal framework to address such issues.