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The details of the mob attack and vandalism related to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmavati are well known by now. Without repeating those, this article attempts to stimulate a discu ion about what...
The apex court should take a cue from its counterpart in the US.
It is common knowledge that the Northeastern states have not been part of the mainstream Indian discourse since they became a part of India. We've all heard of instances of racism in Indian cities aga...
Freedom of pre is a marker of freedom of speech and expre ion acro societies. It denotes how free a society is. Political leaders, social elites and governments in power often try to paint a "rosy p...
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Bending over backwards to please the government doesn’t help.
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The JNU students and Amnesty did not commit or organize violence, and nor did they call for immediate resort to arms. Hence, in my opinion, they committed no crime, and the charges against them should be dropped. That being said, I totally disapprove of the demand for Azadi for Kashmir or any part of India.
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"The propaganda against nationalism could not be considered as freedom of speech."
The judgement of the Supreme Court in Subramanian Swamy v. Union of India conferred an overarching interpretation on the law of defamation, undermining free speech and rendering the law vulnerable to abuse. The court has upheld the constitutionality of criminal defamation, overlooking its historical background and the contemporary challenges to its application. Justices Dipak Misra and Prafulla C. Pant held that defamation is a reasonable restriction to the freedom of speech, and that imprisonment is a proportionate consequence of a deviation.
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The JNU on Monday rusticated Umar Khalid and two other students for varying duration and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Kanhaiya Kumar in connection with the February 9 event on the campus against Afz...
MUMBAI -- Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, whose remarks on intolerance had kicked up a political storm last year, today said freedom of speech also means the right to be silent. He was speaking at the trail...
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Try and update your Facebook timeline or tweet about what you think freedom of speech should be and in no time there will appear friends and strangers telling you that you have no notion of such complex terms. Freedom of speech. Sedition. Pro-India. Anti-India. Rights and duties. Terrorism. Nationalism. Anarchy. These are just a few of the keywords that can jangle the nerves of the strongest man these days. We forget, however, that most of us have mere notions of what they mean...
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It is high time the vast majority good Indians who love this country and are not ashamed to call themselves patriots and nationalists speak up for our country and a value system we want. We emphatically condemn those elements in Patiala House who beat up students. But at the same time, we also believe that the anti-nationals, who in the name of free speech raise slogans against the country, eulogise terrorists and celebrate the death of our jawans should be strongly dealt with.
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NEW DELHI -- Delhi Police Commi ioner B S Ba i today made a U-turn from his earlier stand of not opposing JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar's bail plea in the High Court, saying it was due to "change in...
The ongoing crackdown at the Jawaharlal Nehru University and the subsequent events in New Delhi and around the country have bared several interlinked fault lines that have plagued the Indian republic. Here are some.