Freedom and integration: A swaraj of the Mahatma’s dream

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Security measures beefed up across the country ahead of the 73rd Independence Day celebrations, read some of the headlines. But does every part of the country celebrate freedom in equal measure?

Many would like to avoid answering that question since such deliberations may invite action under a more stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, which can declare an individual a terrorist.

What would Mahatma Gandhi have thought about the current situation?

We can only speculate.

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