Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/04/opinion/04mon3.html?_r=3&src=recg Freedom of speech is a Constitutional Right in India and also one of the basic freedoms enjoyed allover the world discarding few countries. Today governments and other goal oriented organisations/ institutions try to stifle any critical response or opposition by using police or not even giving license to protest citing public safety and other such excuses. For eg. Saudi Arabia does not let people protest for woman rights such as mere womens right to drive and I'm sure there are many such other examples which can be put forward not only for countries like Saudi Arabia but also countries like India, China, Germany, Italy etc. Internet is last bastion where people can talk freely today, express themselves and communicate with eachother. Censorship is nothing less than withholding information from a group of people for personal gain (or Government gain/control). Essentially, it is taking options and thoughts away from the people so that only one side of a story is seen.