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Delhi court tells Centre to unblock Greenpeace funds, exposing Modi govt's attempt to stifle civil society

Jan 21, 2015

Delhi court tells Centre to unblock Greenpeace funds, exposing Modi govt's attempt to stifle civil society

Courts reversal of governments decision to block funds to Greenpeace in India from its headquarters is a blow to its illegal efforts to muzzle civil society voice. #HowThisWorks #Ministry of Home Affairs #Greenpeace #Free Speech #Greenpeace activists #Priya Pillai #Free Civil Society #Autocratic Government
Publishers may delete controversial bits from Perumal Murugan's Tamil novel

Jan 15, 2015

Publishers may delete controversial bits from Perumal Murugan's Tamil novel

Copies of Tamil novel "Madhorubagan", which has come under fire from some Hinduvta and caste outfits, have been withdrawn and will be up for sale only after deletions that have been promised by its author Perumal Murugan, the publisher said. #Hindutva #Free Speech #Perumal Murugan #Tamil book #Madhorubagan
Resent how Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were vilified as racists: Salman Rushdie

Jan 15, 2015

Resent how Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were vilified as racists: Salman Rushdie

Author Salman Rushdie, who lived for years under a death threat after his 1988 book The Satanic Verses said on Wednesday the right to free speech is absolute or else it isn't free. #Salman Rushdie #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #Charlie Hebdo #The Satanic Verses #Free Speech #Charlie Hebdo attack
Charlie Hebdo: Here's why right to free speech is no right to insult

Jan 12, 2015

Charlie Hebdo: Here's why right to free speech is no right to insult

When a large number of Muslims passionately believe that portrayal of the prophet as a human being and depicting him in images is a serious insult to their belief, whats the purpose of lampooning him? #ConnectTheDots #Jyllands-Posten #Arab League #Charlie Hebdo #Boko Haram #Organisation of Islamic Cooperation #islamic-state #Right to free speech #Flemming Rose #Reza Azlan
Free speech stance on social media: Modi sarkar breaks from UPA, to rethink Section 66A

Dec 18, 2014

Free speech stance on social media: Modi sarkar breaks from UPA, to rethink Section 66A

PM Narendra Modi has reportedly instructed his government to take a re-look at the Section 66A of the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008. #Section 66A #Information Technology Act #Social Media in India #India's IT Act #the IT Act 2000 #Free speech in India

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Anti Islam video Free speech at what cost?

Sep 14, 2012

Anti Islam video Free speech at what cost?

Free speech absolutists want the US govt to assert First Amendment rights and not compromise this most sacred principle. But they dont explain how a government is to protect its citizens a task more sacred. #ThatsJustWrong #Libya #Free Speech #Terry Jones #Anti-Islamic Film
Why write Satanic stuff when it's not really material?

Feb 14, 2012

Why write Satanic stuff when it's not really material?

What Rushdie's book needed was sensible editing. Editing generally improves the quality of a book without losing out the essence. So whats wrong with that? #Salman Rushdie #ToWhatEffect #Satanic Verses #Free Speech #JLF