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Jan 18, 2018
SC lifts ban on Padmaavat: High time states step up to protect freedom of speech, fringe must not be catered toIf one person commits violence, it's a crime, but if you gather a group of people to commit violence in the name of being offended then you've got a social movement. It sounds absurd, but that seems to be the case in India right now. The Supreme Court today stayed a ban imposed on the film Padmaavat by the Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh governments. The states banned the film citing certain groups had threatened law and order problems.
Jan 11, 2018
SC did right by not upholding defamation charges against media: Press can't be harassed to have scams buriedDefamation is a criminal offence punishable with two years' imprisonment and fine, but given that the press has to reproduce allegations or information as it's being received, it cannot at all times be able to verify all the information it publishes.
Jan 09, 2018
SC refuses to take up defamation case against Rajdeep Sardesai, IBN-7, says freedom of speech, tolerance must in a democracyThe Supreme Court refused to revive a defamation case against senior TV journalist Rajdeep Sardesai and other journalists of a Hindi channel (IBN-7).
Jan 06, 2018
WhatsApp and the middle finger: Will India's obscenity laws compel messaging giant to drop emoji?To determine whether WhatsApp should be obliged to remove the middle finger emoji, Indian courts will necessarily have to decide whether use of the gesture is still considered offensive in India
Jan 05, 2018
FIR against Jignesh Mevani, Umar Khalid: Indian police system needs to break free from colonial hangover, political mastersThe FIR seems like an attempt at trying to change the well-documented sequence of facts of what happened on 1 January at Bhima Koregaon.
Dec 06, 2017
JNU cancels talks by Subramanian Swamy and Prakash Karat on Ram Mandir to maintain communal harmonyAfter coming under fire for cancelling a talk by Subramanian Swamy on the Ram Mandir issue while allowing one by Prakash Karat, JNU has cancelled both the events.
Nov 04, 2017
Afghanistan government asks telecom providers to temporarily ban WhatsApp and Telegram"It is wrong and illegal," Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar, executive director of Nai, a group that campaigns for free speech, was quoted as saying.
Oct 31, 2017
China likely to introduce three-year jail term for disrespecting national anthemChina's top legislature is considering tougher penalties for those who disrespect the national anthem with up to three-year jail term instead of the current 15-day detention, official media said on Tuesday.
Oct 27, 2017
Congress condemns ex-BBC journalist Vinod Verma's arrest in Chhattisgarh, says Modi govt is trying to gag mediaSlamming the BJP for the arrest of senior journalist Vinod Verma, the Congress on Friday demanded his immediate release and a probe against the "Chhattisgarh minister being investigated by the journalist for alleged sex-related activities"
Oct 23, 2017
Editors Guild of India calls Rajasthan ordinance protecting babus, judges from scrutiny 'an instrument to harass media'The Editor Guild of India on Sunday expressed concerns over Rajasthan government's decision to bring a law protecting, both serving and former judges, magistrates and bureaucrats in Rajasthan from being investigated for on-duty action without its prior sanction.