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Meet Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, who defended Perumal Murugan and MF Husain

Jul 05, 2016

Meet Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, who defended Perumal Murugan and MF Husain

Sanjay Kishan Kaul is no stranger to such judgments. In 2008, Kaul quashed the obscenity case against late MF Husain and backed the painter, who was forced to go into exile after his painting of Mother India as a naked woman was accused of hurting religious sentiments. #Madras High Court #Freedom of Expression #Perumal Murugan #Madhorubhagan #Shareworthy #Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul #One Part Woman
Freedom of expression and nationalism can co-exist: Arun Jaitley

Mar 20, 2016

Freedom of expression and nationalism can co-exist: Arun Jaitley

Amid a controversy over the recent JNU row, BJP on Sunday said freedom of expression does not give a right to call for the country's destruction #NewsTracker #Bharatiya Janata Party #Arun Jaitley #Nationalism #Freedom of Expression #Finance Minister Arun Jaitley #BJP national executive meeting
Not saying a slogan is part of freedom of expression: Owaisi on 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' row

Mar 17, 2016

Not saying a slogan is part of freedom of expression: Owaisi on 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' row

AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday said that his party's MLA Waris Pathan's suspension from Maharashtra Assembly will set a wrong precedent. #India #TheySaidIt #speech #Constitution #Asaduddin Owaisi #Freedom of Expression #Maharashtra Assembly #AIMIM #Bharat Mata Ki Jai #Waris Pathan
Free speech: Demonisation of majority is not a short-cut to liberalism and plurality

Feb 22, 2016

Free speech: Demonisation of majority is not a short-cut to liberalism and plurality

India certainly has problems with its democracy as well as its free speech provisions — unequal application, state capacity, unprepared citizenry — but to demand a swift imposition of a standard radically alien to the cultural context is simply myopic and an invitation to unrest. #JNU #ConnectTheDots #Democracy #Jawaharlal Nehru University #Freedom of Expression
Dhoni weighs in on freedom of speech debate, credits India's Special Forces for ensuring freedom

Feb 22, 2016

Dhoni weighs in on freedom of speech debate, credits India's Special Forces for ensuring freedom

Amid continuing uproar on the issue of freedom of expression in the country, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday called for respect to the armed forces, saying that the nation is in a position to debate because of the men in uniform. #Twitter #Army #TheySaidIt #MS Dhoni #Freedom of Expression #Armed forces #Shareworthy
We have been much too tolerant of intolerance: Amartya Sen

Feb 13, 2016

We have been much too tolerant of intolerance: Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen said that religion could be used in many different ways and when it was used to silence people because of their faith or no faith, it then clearly violated one’s fundamental right to Freedom of Speech. #Amartya Sen #Freedom of Speech #Freedom of Expression #Intolerance Debate #The Argumentative Indian
Yakub Memon row: Salman Khan finally stood up for something controversial and paid for it

Jul 28, 2015

Yakub Memon row: Salman Khan finally stood up for something controversial and paid for it

Salman Khan is hardly the poster boy for any miscarriage of justice issue. But in the end all he did was express an opinion. #Bollywood #Salman Khan #Ek Tha Tiger #Salim Khan #Tiger Memon #Freedom of Expression #In My Opinion #Yaqub Memon
India's free and irresponsible media

Jul 09, 2015

India's free and irresponsible media

This is an excerpt from the book India Shashtra: Reflections on the nation in our time by Shashi Tharoor. It appears courtesy Aleph. #BookExcerpt #Shashi Tharoor #Freedom of Expression #Firstpost Salon #Free Media
No country for journalists: Two reporters murdered in Mexico

Jul 03, 2015

No country for journalists: Two reporters murdered in Mexico

A journalist was shot dead as he left his radio station in southern Mexico on Thursday while a second reporter was murdered in an eastern state, officials said. #World #NewsTracker #Journalism #Mexico #reporter #Freedom of Expression