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Myanmar journalist arrested for Facebook post that mocked country's leader

Feb 28, 2015

Myanmar journalist arrested for Facebook post that mocked country's leader

Police in Myanmar on Saturday arrested a photojournalist who posted a satirical message on Facebook that mocked a historic battle and the country's leader. #facebook #NewsTracker #journalist #Myanmar #Freedom of Speech #Thein Sein #Aung Nay Myo
Govt can't acquire property belonging to freedom fighters: Madras HC

Feb 16, 2015

Govt can't acquire property belonging to freedom fighters: Madras HC

Ordering Tamil Nadu Government to re-convey 7.83 acres of land acquired from a freedom fighter's family, the Madras High Court observed that defence personnel and freedom fighters shouldered the security of 125 crore strong population of the country and their movable and immovable properties should not be disturbed at any cost. #India #NewsTracker #Madras High Court #freedom fighters #Kattankulathur
Polygamy not integral to Islam, govt rule barring it doesn't violate Article 25: SC

Feb 10, 2015

Polygamy not integral to Islam, govt rule barring it doesn't violate Article 25: SC

A government employee cannot take refuge under Article 25 of the Constitution dealing with right to profess religion, to challenge rule barring polygamy, the Supreme Court held today. #Religion #Islam #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #religious freedom #Polygamy #Article 25
Obama's Siri Fort speech: Modi bhakts, baiters didn't hear the same version

Jan 28, 2015

Obama's Siri Fort speech: Modi bhakts, baiters didn't hear the same version

President Obama made an inspiring speech calling for religious tolerance and diversity everywhere. But why did Modi-baiters see in it a denunciation of the man, and Modi-bhakts get defensive and angry about it? #religious freedom #Women's empowerment #Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti #Sakshi Maharaj #ghar wapsi #Tolerance #Obama at Siri Fort #Modi bhakts #Modi-baiters
Obama pitches for religious freedom in India amid rise of 'ghar wapsi'

Jan 27, 2015

Obama pitches for religious freedom in India amid rise of 'ghar wapsi'

Making a strong pitch for religious tolerance, US President Barack Obama today said every person has the right to practice his faith without any persecution and that India will succeed so long it is not "splintered" on religious lines. #United States #India #Barack Obama #Delhi #TheySaidIt #youth #religious freedom #Siri Fort #Obama visit

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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
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