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Letters Let’s not make excuses for prejudice

Banning free speech is counterproductive

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 16 July 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4626
  1. Santhanam Sundar, consultant oncologist
  1. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK
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Discrimination of various forms is still rife in sections of society. Free speech is abused by some people with prejudices, as Kar describes.1 But banning free speech would be counterproductive and would not help the …

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