On Planned Protests Against the Anti-Terror Bill
June 11, 2020
June 11, 2020 - Under the Bill of Rights in our Constitution, “no law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances.”
Thus, the plan of those opposing the Anti-Terrorism Bill to hold protests on Independence Day – regardless of whether they have read and understood the bill – is their basic right, guaranteed under the Bill of Rights.
Having said that, they should only be conscious and mindful of the existing protocols in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.