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Opinion

India actively limits free speech and that is what people want

Tolerance is declining sharply, especially among those aged 18 to 34

| India
Tweets by Indian celebrities, one of the many backing the Indian government, on a mobile screen, pictured in New Delhi on Feb. 4: there appears to be a consensus among all major political parties that free speech must be restricted.   © AP

Rupa Subramanya is a researcher and commentator.

At the conclusion of the Group of Seven summit in the U.K. last week, the group's seven advanced economies, along with India, South Korea, Australia and South Africa, signed a joint statement in favor of freedom of expression.

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