Committed to freedom of expression: Kapil Sibal
New Delhi, Mar 21 : Union Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday said the government is committed to freedom of expression.
"There should be no doubt that we are wedded to the freedom of expression," Sibal said while delivering the keynote address at the google big tent activate summit, here on Thursday.
He underlined that the Internet is the most important and transformative forum.
Stressing on the power of the internet as a most inclusive medium, as there are no borders on the net, he stated: "We must move slowly but surely towards making internet the equinet."
Sibal underlined the three important points for making the internet a truly empowering, transformational andf inclusive force.
"From the point of view of the state, we must have an enabling framework-rules and regulations must not come in the way of the growth of the net," Sibal said.
Secondly, he said, networks in terms of fibre-optics and also wireless must be developed to facilitate access to the net.
Thirdly, he said, affordable access devices are needed for a true inclusive transformational internet revolution.
Sibal said: "It will be truly transformative, if through the internet, we can reach people in their traditional languages."