MY KOLKATA EDUGRAPH
ADVERTISEMENT
regular-article-logo Thursday, 23 May 2024

There has to be right balance between freedom of expression, sense of responsibility: India on campus protests in US

Columbia University witnessed major protests over Israel's military offensive in Gaza

PTI New Delhi Published 25.04.24, 05:40 PM
MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal

MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal File photo

In every democracy, there has to be the right balance between freedom of expression, sense of responsibility and public safety, India said on Thursday commenting on the Columbia University triggered campus protests across the US.

Columbia University witnessed major protests over Israel's military offensive in Gaza.

ADVERTISEMENT

The protests triggered similar demonstrations at dozens of other educational institutions including Yale and New York University in recent days.

"We have seen reports on the matter and have been following related events. In every democracy, there has to be the right balance between freedom of expression, sense of responsibility and public safety and order," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said.

"Democracies in particular should display this understanding in regard to other fellow democracies. After all, we are all judged by what we do at home and not what we say abroad," he said at his weekly briefing.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

Follow us on:
ADVERTISEMENT