......While the Press must have full freedom to express their ideas, it must realize its own responsibilities. Freedom has its obligations.
In this country which won the freedom only yesterday....it is impossible to make progress unless we first restore order. On the top of it came partition which made our task difficult.
.....The first requirement in the country was external and internal security. You cannot have any plan unless there is security.
Yours (Police) is the responsibility to maintain the prestige of the Government and protect the honour of the citizens. It is not enough if you only detect crime and bring offenders to book. You must also try to win the affection of the people.... A police officer or policeman who loses his head in handling a situation is not fit to be a member of the police force.
There are some young men who believe that in this country there should be Hindu Raj and that Hindu culture alone has a place in India. Gandhiji was fighting against that mad idea....he said our salvation depended on unity.
For the first time we have got adult franchise and unless the people exercise or are able to exercise their franchise in a proper intelligent manner, the working of the democracy would be difficult and we stand to lose a great deal.
In a democratic set-up we must have freedom of the Press, freedom of speech, freedom of expression and freedom of association and all kinds of freedom.
Our freedom has been achieved through the sacrifice of millions of people. It will be a poor return for those sacrifices if we surrender that liberty and submit to the threats of those who work for a foreign organization.
No distinctions of caste and creed should hamper us. All are the sons and daughters of India. We should all love our country and build our destiny on mutual love and help.
It is true that we removed the foreign rule but after removing it we quarrelled and cut the throats of each other. Before the World we have presented a spectacle which is the very antithesis of our culture and diametrically opposed to the teachings of Gandhiji.