There can be no denying that the risks of the Digital Security Act far outweigh its benefits, if any. This has been proved beyond doubt over the past two years or so since the enactment of the law. Why then is the government still supporting it? Whose interest does it serve if not that of the people?
Mushtaq Ahmed's death after being incarcerated in a case filed under the DSA last year may be the most damning indictment of the repressive nature of the law, but he was not the only victim—and he will not be the last either if we don't rescind or at least amend the law to make it pro-people. DSA in its current form must go.