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College is known for its questioning spirit, but now destroyed by principal, says St Stephen's alumni

Apr 18, 2015

College is known for its questioning spirit, but now destroyed by principal, says St Stephen's alumni

Expressing shock at the manner in which Mehta was suspended and his magazine was banned, St Stephens alumni describes the college action as an attack on the right to question. #India #Delhi #Valson Thampu #St Stephen's College #Principal #Freedom of Expression #Devansh Mehta #e-zine
US states redefine religious freedom: Time to read Obama's Delhi speech back to him

Apr 17, 2015

US states redefine religious freedom: Time to read Obama's Delhi speech back to him

Recent trends in some US state laws suggest that conservative religious groups have managed to define religious freedom in such a way as to protect them from anti-discrimination laws #InMyOpinion #Relilgious Freedom in the US #Obama's Siri Fort Address #Anti-Discrimination Laws #Gays and LGBT
Veteran Chinese scribe Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years for leaking Communist Party papers

Apr 17, 2015

Veteran Chinese scribe Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years for leaking Communist Party papers

A court in Beijing on Friday sentenced veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu to seven years in prison for leaking a top Communist Party document that outlined the leadership's resolve to aggressively curb civil society and press freedom. #China #NewsTracker #Chinese government #Freedom of Press #China Communist Party #Gao Yu
Paintings of 'gopis' in bikinis to banners protesting diktats: Bechara freedom of expression in India

Apr 17, 2015

Paintings of 'gopis' in bikinis to banners protesting diktats: Bechara freedom of expression in India

The fact that Akram Hussain's painting is mediocre is besides the point. Freedom of expression extends to mediocre paintings and stupid speech as well. #India #BJP #CriticalPoint #MF Husain #Charlie Hebdo #painting #Freedom of Expression #Shaina NC #Akram Hussain #Nana Chudasama #Krishna in bar
India bans 'Un-Freedom', a film on homosexuality and liberal Muslims

Mar 31, 2015

India bans 'Un-Freedom', a film on homosexuality and liberal Muslims

Florida-based director Raj Amit Kumar's debut film "Un-Freedom", starring Adil Hussain and Victor Banerjee in key roles espousing homosexuality, has been banned in India. #India #NewsTracker #Films #Homosexuality #Censor Board #Adil Hussain #CBFC #Lesbians #Victor Banerjee #Un-Freedom

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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