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Mainstream, VOL LV No 37 New Delhi September 2, 2017

Right to Privacy

Saturday 2 September 2017, by Badri Raina

Nine good men from the highest House

Of Constitutional guarantee

Have spoken in one ringing voice

That to be human is to be free.

To be free is not to be 

Held captive in a card;

To be at the lordly beck and call

Of one or the other tinsel god.

To be free of course does not mean

To subvert the common good;

But it surely means that the common good

May be differingly understood.

That damage to the coomon good

May be less from common men

Than from those who lord the state

And questionable elections win.

Badri Raina

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