Asked about the encounter of eight SIMI men in Bhopal this week, Junior Home Minister Kiren Rijiju told reporters that the "habit" of questioning the authorities and the police "should stop".
When did authority and police rise above questioning? Authority means accountability. Without it, power becomes something else altogether. When we cannot ask questions, when we cannot speak freely, what can we do?
Amid the controversy over government's order for day-long ban on NDTV India, watch a special episode of the Hindi show PrimeTime anchored by Ravish Kumar as two mime artists help us understand what a person of 'authority' would prefer being questioned about.