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A special control room has been opened at the airport to co-ordinate the operations of Navy, that’s the beauty of a healthy democracy. However if the opinions of those who oppose are immediately relegated as “anti-national” then we are submitting ourselves to narrow-minded thinking We cannot be this myopic especially in a democratic nation Of course the President of the IWPC Sushma Ramachandran went ahead and defended the use of the phrase ‘anti-national’ in the clause In an interview with The Wire she said “The term anti-national has become very politically loaded almost as if what is ‘national’ has been appropriated by the BJP That is not how we meant it We are a professional journalists institution not based on an ideology For us it’s not about being anti-government or pro-government ‘Nationalist’ should not mean pro-BJP Before the BJP came to power these terms were not so loaded Why should we allow one party to define what is national” Agreed However let’s steer away from BJP and talk about the overarching issue: must our opinions and thoughts be defined or curtailed even if the term ‘anti-national’ in this case is apparently not associated with the central government or the nationalistic sentiments it’s known to propound In a free nation no barricades should be imposed on discussions If we are told how to think what to say what words to use then that defeats the very purpose of free speech The voicing and ricocheting of myriad opinions in public gatherings must take place primarily because it gives room for dialogue and encourages people to think about issues which are different from those they espouse As much as IWPC’s Ramachandran might argue or defend the clause the fact of the matter is that IWPC is being cautious In its fear to avoid being at the receiving end of a potential backlash it has introduced the clause By dissuading discussions which may raise “anti-national” opinions the IWPC (ironically a journalists’ organization) is restricting itself – and by extension restricting its members – to think a certain way a thinking that is advocated by right-wing activists In a way this is reminiscent of the ‘thought police’ in George Orwell’s 1984 where the establishment controls not only the speech and actions of its civilians but also their thoughts In this case the more people are dissuaded from voicing opinions which are seemingly anti-national the more they are trained (by default) not to think about them Thought therefore is controlled And that’s precisely what certain members of the IWPC are advocating One hundred and eighty members have signed a letter and sent it to Ramachandran that reads: “This is against the ideals of free speech and expression… As founder members and former office bearers of the IWPC we feel that the clause is totally unnecessary as it implicates the members and has the potential of subjecting them to harassment” Hopefully this might help the IWPC change its stance For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: December 1 2017 1:26 pm Cyclone Ockhi: The Chief Minister made an official statement of the rescue operations amidst growing concern over the fishermen who had ventured into the sea late Wednesday night but failed to return to the coast due the adverse weather (Source: Express photo) Related News As many as 43 Kerala fishermen who were stranded in the sea in the wake of cyclonic storm Ockhi have returned to the coast safely since Thursday night and rescue agencies have managed to maintain contact with another 70 fishermen stuck in the sea said Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan The Chief Minister made an official statement of the rescue operations amidst growing concern over the fishermen who had ventured into the sea late Wednesday night but failed to return to the coast due to the adverse weather The Chief Minister convened a high-level meeting of officials on Friday morning to take stock of the emergency situation arising out of the cyclonic storm Ockhi that has put seven southern districts of Kerala in a state of panic Vijayan said rescue operations are under way in full swing despite the inclement weather conditions “We don’t have the exact number of fishermen missing in the sea Since last night 43 fishermen had been either rescued or returned safely to various destinations in southern Kerala Another 70 fishermen have got in touch with various rescue and relief agencies But fishermen in 33 small country boats are not cooperating with the rescue mission They are reluctant to leave their vessels and fishing net mid-sea Rescue workers are trying to convince them to return to the coast in the ships Those fishermen’s reluctance to return to the coast indicates that they are stuck in a safe zone’’ he said? 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