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The motive of censorship is to stabilize and control society, over which government has control. Do you agree?

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The motive of censorship is to stabilize and control society, over which government has control. Do you agree? Freedom of expression is a fundamental right but also a conflicting right as people is free to express their discontent and create upheavals in the working of society. Therefore, censorship of some kind is a must to stabilize or control society through government's assistance. First, the widespread support for censorship rest on the important societal goals served by it. It works for benefits of each individual inhabiting in society, whether its children, people or society as a whole. Second, censorship protects each one's religious or cultural background. They don't let any sort of speeches to publish that incites threat to any religion. Third, censorship is heredity of government to safeguard country's unity, integrity, security. No matter with what sort of freedom people are being endowed, censorship defend national's pride and honor. ...read more.

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Censorship refers to examination of books, periodicals, plays, films, television and radio programs, internet and other communication media for the purpose of altering and suppressing those parts thought to be offensive or objectionable for religious tolerance. It does not tolerate any sort of misbehaves with religions. It checks offensive speeches that intended to stir up aggression against certain groups of religious, racial. Proponents of freedom adheres that Universal Declaration of Human Rights has clearly mentioned in Article 19, "Everyone has the right to express, opinion, information regardless of frontiers." Arguably, some circumstances get created in society where no option is left with government except "Censorship". Such as, when 13 of Nepalese were brutally murdered in Iraq and Nepal went through complete destruction of Human Power Agencies and other resources were submerged in the anger on Nepalese people, government has only one option to put censorship in the form on curfew. ...read more.

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As, for example, some credit of the booming economic condition of china goes to its Communists party which follows less freedom i.e. censorship. For these reasons, censorship guides society along with its economy to track into development process rather that being trapped into the web of political instability. In short, no one can deny that freedom of expression is born right of people. But as the famous saying goes, "man is born free and he is chained everywhere" accordingly some circumstances outcome in society where implementation of censorship is a must. However, censorship without any base is an evil and the government which adopts it, is nothing more that a dictator. Therefore, any kind of censorship to be practiced, it must be provided by law, pursues legitimate aim and must be in proportion to its aim. Finally, government is selected by people and they would not get anything by oppressing their selector's rights, so selectors should," trust the government for making censorship." ...read more.

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