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Pakistani actor Veena Malik is the unlikely poster girl for freedom of expression

Nov 27, 2014

Pakistani actor Veena Malik is the unlikely poster girl for freedom of expression

Pakistani actress Veena Malik and her husband had been sentenced to 26 years in prison by an anti-terrorism court for telecasting a blasphemous programme. #ThatsJustWrong #Pakistan #InMyOpinion #Indian media #Bigg Boss #Blasphemy #Veena Malik #Geo TV #Freedom of Expression #Pakistani media #Pakistani actor #Pakistani TV
Sri Lanka: In a first, Rajapaksa to run for presidential polls seeking 3rd term

Nov 20, 2014

Sri Lanka: In a first, Rajapaksa to run for presidential polls seeking 3rd term

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday signed the proclamation declaring the presidential election next year, the president's office said. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #presidential election #Sri Lankan President #Keheliya Rambukwella #2015 #Sri Lanka Freedom Party #SLFP #The National Heritage Party
US-based rights groups file lawsuit against Army for not enlisting Sikh student

Nov 13, 2014

US-based rights groups file lawsuit against Army for not enlisting Sikh student

Two US-based rights groups have filed a lawsuit against the US Army for allegedly not enlisting a Sikh student in the Reserve Officer Training Corps programme, unless he shaved his beard and cut his hair. #World #United States #NewsTracker #US Army #Reserve Officer Training Corps #Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Modi pays tribute to Abul Kalam Azad, Acharya Kripalani on their birth anniversary

Nov 11, 2014

Modi pays tribute to Abul Kalam Azad, Acharya Kripalani on their birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tribute to Acharya Kripalani as well as freedom fighter Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on their birth anniversary. #India #Congress #NewsTracker #Maulana Abul Kalam Azad #birth anniversary #PM Narendra Modi #Acharya Kripalani #Indian independence struggle #freedom fighters

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Pulping Doniger's book Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Feb 27, 2014

Pulping Doniger's book Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Will no one be able to question conventional wisdom about history, politics and mythology? Will no one be able to expose the wrong-doings of politicians and corporate leaders? #Internet #InMyOpinion #Penguin #research #Academia #Freedom of Expression #Right wing group #religious sentiments #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus: An Alternative History
92nd in the global Freedom Index ratings, how 'free' are Indians really?

Feb 20, 2013

92nd in the global Freedom Index ratings, how 'free' are Indians really?

What is deeply troubling is the fact that there has been a consistent slide in rankings over the past few years. #OnOurMind #India #Homosexuality #Government #Freedom