Deeply insulting and sexist remark against President Droupadi Murmu

VINOD CHANDRASHEKHAR DIXIT

Freedom of speech is being grossly misused these days and
nobody cares about the adverse impact it can leave. The ideology
of freedom of speech and expression is not to build up hatred
against each other which we are witnessing today.There are
countless examples where the right to free speech has been used
to sow division, hate, or confusion.There is no doubt that the
Freedom of Speech is one of the greatest human rights any person
can have and yet it is also one of the greatest to be trampled on in
the world today. Don’t we think that freedom of speech is a
beautiful thing; a great human right ? But it is also dangerous and
we need to use it with responsibility.
The Union Minister has rightly said that at a time the entire country
is rejoicing at the selection of a self-made woman from a tribal
background as the President. The conduct of the opposition is an
"insult" to Parliament and the Constitution. Sonia Gandhi has
appointed Chowdhury as the leader in Lok Sabha to speak and he
has insulted the President of India. Sonia Gandhi should come
before the nation and apologise to the Rashtrapati and also to the
entire country for the insult by her own leader in Lok Sabha.A tribal
woman from a poor family who created history is being
continuously demeaned by the Congress. Why ? Congress leader
AdhirRanjan Chowdhury has sparked a massive controversy by
calling President DraupadiMurmu ‘Rashtrapatni’. He himself has
admitted that it was his ‘mistake’ then why he was refusing to
apologize. In fact, he said that the ruling party is trying to make
mountain out of a molehill.It is nice that now the congress leader in
Lok Sabha AdhirRanjan Chowdhury has apologised to President
DroupadiMurmu and stated that he had mistakenly used an
incorrect word to describe the post she held.
The Supreme Court had a stern message for political leaders and
stated that that one should not insult top constitutional
functionaries just because they are not from your political

party.People must show respect to our President of India and all
Top leaders.People should speak with responsibility and not
misuse the freedom of speech.Celebrities, politicians, authors, and
the general public, are exposed to cruel and perverted individuals
who believe that they can say whatever they want, whenever they
want to say it no matter what the consequences may be.
"Chalta Hai' attitude towards such mud-slinging , in fact,
encourages others too, to indulge in this dirty game. This mud-
slinging game has taken away very spirit of democracy. Our
Constitution while granting the fundamental right of the freedom of
expression under Article 19, deliberately did not spell out what
would be the exceptions because the makers had full faith in the
wisdom of the people, the politicians included.Freedom of speech
and expression is a shadow of a common man that follows it from
birth. It can also be termed as a birthright of any individual. Since
childhood, we are taught as to what to speak and what not in front
of others.
The Indian Penal Code (IPC) provides suitable punishment for all
such offences like abusing, insulting, annoying, defaming and
criminally intimidating a person. Further, laws under civil court's
jurisdiction also provide for damages, compensation etc. The
courts in India have quite often shown their serious concern to
uphold the privacy and personal dignity of the people and punished
severally the offenders.
What we need is to think before speaking; before typing.  We need
to show empathy, see past what we disagree with and not hide
behind our online profile.The right to free speech does mean that
people will say unpleasant things. Those who argue for strong
human rights protections need to acknowledge and own this fact.