Some Times By : Santosh Bhatt
My father Mr. AshwinKumar Bhatt was journalist working For today’s Times Of India before it was sold out to khangress a decade ago when emergency was thumped on ordinary citizens of Bharat and their freedom of speech was compromised.
On this day at Wee hours of dawn my father was arrested and confined in Sabarmati Jail for 9 months.
I have seen suffering of first hand pain in my Mom’s eyes.
Our Education and Social struggle I haven’t written yet but will write a book when I have more time.
Journalists in India can be subject to intimidation or worse when they stand up for probity.
These incidents seem ominous when viewed in the backdrop of reminiscences about the darkest hour of Indian democracy –
The proclamation of Emergency 40 years ago.
A free media is one of the pillars of democracy.
Restrictions on media freedom, directly or through roundabout methods, undermine democracy.
Over the last four decades, platforms through which information is disseminated have undergone radical change.
They have become diffuse to the point where national boundaries cease to matter.
Nor is there any need to possess elite techniques or access to financial resources to tap any of these platforms.
In some fundamental ways, journalism has changed since the Emergency.
I am strong in my above belief of freedom of speech so much that I will defend to death your belief and choice and freedom of speech and would Die doing so.
That much important I give to mine and yours freedom of Speech.
I am glade I am living in a free country where I can say anything even to My President and write and feel safe and not intimidated.
Beta ( Bhautik Bhatt and Vaibhav Bhatt)
Freedom of speech is very important for your own survival and growth.
Your Dada (Grand papa ) and hundreds of thousands have sacrificed a lot and paid heavy price and suffering on self and By theier loved one family members , so people can breath, think and write and speak their mind with ought fear and intimidation.
Please never take it lightly.
Remember pain and suffering our family has gone during Emergency.
आज ईमरजनसी के 40 साल पुरे होने पर अहमदाबाद टागोर होल मे सब मीसावासी पूरे परिवार के साथ जमा हुए
ये लोकतंत्र सेनानी संघ गुजरात कायॅकम मे माननीय गवर्नर श्री कोहली जी, माननीय गवर्नर श्री कणॉटका वजुभाई वाडाजी, माननीय प़देश अध्यक्ष विजयभाई रूपानी, भूपेन्द्र सिंह चुडासमाजी ओर लोकतंत्र सेनानी संघ के
अध्यक्ष जयंती भाई बारोट उपस्थित रहे। साथ मे दीलीपभाई संघानी और हरिन पाठकजी भी उपस्थित रहे।
हमें गवॅ हे हमारे मीसावासीओ पर।
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