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Social media outrages over alleged blocking of pro-Kashmir activist's Facebook account

Jul 11, 2016

Social media outrages over alleged blocking of pro-Kashmir activist's Facebook account

Internet services have been suspended in the valley as violence broke out following the encounter of Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani. #facebook #NewsTracker #Kashmir #Free Speech #Kashmir violence #Burhan Wani #Wani #Pro-Kashmir activist #Huma dar
Perumal Murugan verdict is a victory for Indian literature, art and free speech

Jul 06, 2016

Perumal Murugan verdict is a victory for Indian literature, art and free speech

For now, it appears that Perumal Murugan has won the fight. However, this victory is not his alone. With the breaking of the levee that held him back, perhaps Indian literature can be flooded with expressions and ideas that were hitherto unexplored to usher in our own permissive society. #CriticalPoint #Madras High Court #Free Speech #Lady Chatterley's Lover #Perumal Murugan #One Part Woman #Madhorubhagan case #Obscene Publications Act of 1959
Debates around 'Udta Punjab' should be on solving drug abuse issues, not free speech

Jun 08, 2016

Debates around 'Udta Punjab' should be on solving drug abuse issues, not free speech

The focus of debate around Udta Punjab should be on solving the drug abuse problem in Punjab, not just free speech or censorship. #Bollywood #India #Congress #Arvind Kejriwal #SAD #Free Speech #AAP #drug menace #Udta Punjab
Turkey's Erdogan is an ape crushing free speech in a cartoon

Apr 27, 2016

Turkey's Erdogan is an ape crushing free speech in a cartoon

In the editorial cartoon published De Telegraaf, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan crushes Europe's free speech while sitting on a rock #Recep Tayyip Erdogan #Free Speech #Turkish president #Shareworthy #Ebru Umar #De Telegraaf
Bangladesh urged to probe LGBT murders

Apr 27, 2016

Bangladesh urged to probe LGBT murders

Bangladeshi authorities should immediately investigate the killings of two lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) human rights activists, Human Rights Watch said. #LGBT #Dhaka #Free Speech #Human Rights Watch #Bloggers #LGBTQI #Bangadesh #Xulhaz Mannan #Tonoy Mahbub
IIT Madras circular bans all  'political activities' by students: 'Muting' of voices is shocking

Feb 10, 2016

IIT Madras circular bans all 'political activities' by students: 'Muting' of voices is shocking

This is what a circular, which aims at banning all political activities in the institute, said. The circular comes less than a year after IIT Madras banned a Dalit students' movement. #BJP #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Free Speech #iit madras #AAP political bickering #Bhaskar Ramamurthi #political activities
Facebook off the hook, can be allowed to block Sikh group's page in India: US court

Nov 18, 2015

Facebook off the hook, can be allowed to block Sikh group's page in India: US court

Facebook is immune from claims that it discriminated against the "Sikhs for Justice", a US based human rights group #facebook #US #NEWS TRACKER #Free Speech
Dadri to Sahitya Akademi row: PM Modi should take high ground on free speech, tolerance

Oct 15, 2015

Dadri to Sahitya Akademi row: PM Modi should take high ground on free speech, tolerance

While Modi has spoken out briefly on Dadri and other acts of intolerance by fringe groups, he needs to take a higher moral ground to become truly credible. He must take the fight into his opponents' camp, but it needs bold action too. #Salman Rushdie #NewsTracker #Modi #Taslima Nasreen #Free Speech #Sahitya Akademi awards
Illiberal India: Why the only minority we have to protect is the 'minority of one'

Oct 05, 2015

Illiberal India: Why the only minority we have to protect is the 'minority of one'

After beef and book bans, we now have the Catholic Secular Forum demanding a play ban because its lead actors are "not Christians". Our penchant for banning comes comes from our tendency to protect the minority instead of the individual #Hindutva #Free Speech #Cow slaughter #Minority rights #beef ban #Liberal Values #Catholic Social Forum #Agnes of God