Kolkata, December 28
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has voiced concern over “curtailment of space” for protest and discussion in the country alleging people were jailed without trial through arbitrarily imposed charge of sedition.
The 87-year-old Harvard University Professor backed the farmers’ protests against the three agricultural laws.
He insisted there was a “strong case” for substantial review of the legislations. “A person whom the government does not like may be declared a terrorist and imprisoned,” he said. BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said Sen’s contention was baseless and that he should refrain from “maligning the country”. — PTI