Sibal agonized by ‘morphed’ free speech pic, vows action
In a major setback to union anti-free speech minister Kapil Sibal, pics of him sporting a pro free speech tee appeared on major blogs across the nation on Thursday evening. The pic was allegedly taken when the minister was in college over 400 years ago and is now floating around on the internet.
“I am agonized. This is what I was speaking against the other day. I mean can’t you see that it is a morphed pic? I have never worn such t shirts in my life and besides who is that chick behind me? What’s her story? I have had enough of these bloggers fooling around with important personalities for increasing their alexa ranking. I am cracking the whip. By tomorrow evening, if these two penny bloggers don’t pull down the pic, I will make sure that Diggi visits each one and gives them a piece of his mind,” an angry Sibal said.
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“What hurts me more is that I was never in favour of free speech throughout my life and do you think I will change now,” he added. Meanwhile the Bloggers Association of India (BAI) has decided to stick with the story. “We continue to abide by the story and remain invested in attesting to the authenticity of the image being referred to by the minister,” a release issued by BAI said.
Two sites which had uploaded the pic received an auto tax notice from the IT department yesterday evening.