Manipur Pradesh Congress has slammed the BJP-led state governments decision to require a special committee to approve all books on the states history, culture, history, history, tradition, and geography before they are published . The state governments decision was chastised by a number of civil society organizations and writers .
On September 22, Manipur's opposition Congress vehemently slammed the BJP-led state governments' decision to require a special committee to approve all books on the states' history, culture, history, tradition, and geography before they are published.The state government's decision was chastised by a number of civil society organizations and writers.Vice President Hareshwar Goshwami of Manipur Pradesh Congress said that such acts of BJP are not surprising, but that it is also a clear sign of their true fascist nature.Their message is loud and clear.The current model requires us to shut our mouths before speaking.To discourage our writing before we write.According to Goshwami, a well-known author, it completely disregards the Constitution's right to freedom and expression.How can I freely share my hard earned data and resources with others before I publish my book? The decision, according to State Congress spokesperson Ningombam Bupenda Meitei, is deeply troubling and is of significant concern to the future of intellectual freedom and academic integrity among the manipur's intellectual community, artists, readers, and thinkers.According to Meitei, it cannot be accepted that the BJP government would decide which novel to publish and what matters should be read and considered.Jairam Ramesh, a member of the Rajya Sabha and former Union Minister, tweeted: This is Modis India, in which a BJP state-owned commission will decide which book should be published and which not.If such a thing existed, this is worse than censorship! The Committee will convene its meeting as and when required.The order reads that any publication of a book in defiance of the applicable law will result in a penalty.According to the order, the state government has heard that some books relating to the state's history, culture, religion, and geography contain information that may either contradict facts or undermine the state's democratic coexistence amongst the various groups.According to Manipur's governor, the committee... to give approval for the publication of books should be established in order to ensure that books on the state's history, culture, tradition, and geography are published in accurate detail. READ MORE: Richa Chadha and Ali Fazals' favorite novels are listed below.