Bengaluru : Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah declared on Friday that his administration will not interfere with or prohibit any actions carried out in accordance with the fundamental goals of the Constitution.
He emphasized in a statement that there would be no restrictions on any kind of creative expression, including plays, poetry, novels, and music.
“Any expressions or actions carried out that do not compromise the core values of the Constitution are welcomed. I’ve noticed that certain misunderstandings have emerged as a result of lower-ranking police officers’ incorrect view.
“I have given necessary directions to the state police chief to ensure that no confusions is created. I want to convey that the government always stands with work that upholds the Constitution. I urge the people of the state not to be concerned about the freedom of expression and not to create any more confusion in this regard,” Siddaramaiah said.
Recently, the government was criticised for not allowing a pro-Palestine programme organised by theatre artists and progressive thinkers in Bengaluru and sources stated that noted singer M.D. Pallavi had written a letter to Siddaramaiah expressing concern in this regard.