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Freedom Of Expression (In Hindi)
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In this lesson, we talk about Freedom of expression. It is one of the most important aspects of freedom as a concept. We also talk about various literature and cinema which were banned as an attack to freedom of expression

Lavanya Kapoor
Pursuing B.El.Ed from DU. Happy reader! Occasional gyaani :)

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hello sir can i download ur videos by unacademy app in offline mode
Pranav Pandey
2 years ago
Hello Vikash, I will ask and get back to you shortly. Keep learning. :)
Hello Lavanya Madam, You have created a wonderful course. This course truly helps to think in a wise and mature way. You are a wonderful educator. Thank you.
Lavanya Kapoor
a year ago
Hi Nishant! I really appreciate your efforts for reviewing my lessons I'll keep adding more lessons regularly :)
Mam’s voice is magical & so r the lessons:)
  1. Freedom of expression

  2. ABOUT ME &Lavanya Kapoor Pursuing Bachelors of Elementary Education from LSR, Delhi University Love to talk to people and know more about them IN PERSON *Have a passion for teaching &Currently quite averse to social media Follow me on Unacademy

  3. Why is Freedom of expression special? This means, this is one of the SELE REGARDING RIGHTS Freedomo expression is a non-negotiable right Expression can be in any form- vocal, through dance, art, music, This is the minimum area of non- interference, journalism, orwhere no one absolutely anything can enter

  4. "I disapprove of what you say but I will defend to death your right to say it." - Voltaire

  5. Accept the inconvenience Expression can never cause any harm to anyone If someone is saying something because of what s/he said, it is the fault of the person who picked up the gun For accepting this freedom of expression, some people might have to face certain inconvenience However, this is one of the very few areas where you should accept the person's point of view, even if you feel uncomfortable about it

  6. Banned media Through the passage o time, many films and publications have been BANNED, because they were supposedly OFFENGING certain sections of the society

  7. A film maker called Deepa Mehta wanted to make a film about the life of widows in Varanasi. She was stopped from making the film in Varanasi, as it would degrade the image of the town. The film was still made, but in another town instead of Varanasi Some famous publications like the Ramayana Retold' by Aubrey Menon and The Satanic Verses' by Salman Rushdie were banned because some people protested against it Some plays became controversial because of the sensititve topics they were dealing with Eg 'Me Mathura m Boltey, and The Last Temptation of Christ

  8. Banning as a constraint In the short term, banning can be useful It prevents sudden violence and keeps the social order intact However, if we resort to banning for every little thing, Freedom of Expression will get threatened There are still some acceptable situations in which one can ban certain things

  9. Situations where banning is justifiable In the Royal Household in England, anyone who has ever worked in the house is banned from writing anything about how the house works This is to maintain the status quo of the household and ensure that it's privaey is not hampered Similarly, if an ex employee writes internal details about her/his organization, it is unethical. In that case, it can be banned

  10. The Accidental Prime Minister, is a really good example of this dilemma regarding whether a publication from an ex employee should be accepted or not

  11. We might find some ideas as false today. However, 20 years down the line, they might emerge as absolute truth There has to bea Secondly, the so calledconflict between truth truth' will never emerge if there is no 'false and false so that the truth can emerge victorious

  12. Lastly, suppressing conflicting views will never help The views will emerge anyhow, and might lead to violence So, it is better to acknowledge the existing of conflicts in the society and let them flow freely