The Delhi Union of journalists DUJ and its Ethics Council takes strong exception to the way the Shiv Sena is targeting columnist and writer Shobha De and even suggesting a privilege motion against her .
These threats meted out to Shobha De is an attack on the freedom of free speech and displays the intolerance by forces who are inimical to democracy.
The DUJ while expressing solidarity with Shobha stands by her right to express her opinion. The DUJ reiterates that her view that no film shows should be made compulsory in cinema halls is not offensive to democratic values and sensibilities . It further records the fact that even twitters and bloggers were facing a witch-hunt in various parts of the country as also in certain parts of neighbouring South Asia.