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May 13, 2017
Critique in caricature: Is political cartooning a dying art, or is there hope for its future?Amid a generation growing up on memes and gifs, have staff cuts and dwindling freelance budgets sentenced political cartoons to a decline?
Mar 09, 2017
Azaadi chants: Amending sedition law and curbing freedom is no solution to student violenceRecently, Union minister Venkaiah Naidu said the Centre was contemplating bringing in a stricter sedition law to deal with students and people who raise slogans calling for 'aazadi' or 'freedom'.
Mar 06, 2017
Venkaiah Naidu for a more stringent sedition law: BJP leaders' open admission will only spark fearOne of the many voices was of Union Minister and senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu. Apart from condemning the students of Ramjas and Delhi University for holding protest march against ABVP, Naidu accused the Congress and the Left of trying to give a "different colour" to happenings on some campuses.
Mar 06, 2017
Criminalising chants of azadi: It's not seditious and Naidu's assertions are mangling the lawIn that interview, Naidu stated that the Centre was mulling upon bringing slogans for azadi within the ambit of sedition (defined under Section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code) because they create a "divisive mindset" and "were always followed by violence".
Feb 22, 2017
Amnesty International criticises India's sedition law, mentions cow vigilantism, Kashmir in reportThe report also highlighted the consequences of the Indian government's move to ban large currency notes.
Aug 25, 2016
Ramya's comments on Pakistan do not constitute sedition; it's just another opinionUnsuspecting citizens are getting slapped with sedition cases every other day. We are fast turning into a republic run on fear and anxiety.
Aug 18, 2016
Amnesty India's sedition charge is second such complaint registered in Karnataka this yearPolice investigation against Amnesty International India is the second such sedition complaint registered by the police in Karnataka this year
Apr 11, 2016
Sedition law has no place in a democratic India: Professor Upendra Baxi on JNU row and murky politicsIn a freewheeling chat with Firstpost, Professor Baxi shared his views on issues ranging from article 356, sedition law to student politics in University campuses.
Mar 22, 2016
Sedition law needs reconsideration, will consult criminal lawyers, stakeholders: Law Commission chiefThe sedition law, which has come under focus after the JNU row, needs "reconsideration," newly-appointed Law Commission Chairman Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan said on Tuesday while asserting that the panel will not jump to any conclusion before hearing out stakeholders.
Mar 18, 2016
This is a direct fight against dictatorship: Kanhaiya Kumar says Modi govt targetting univs across IndiaIn fresh attack on the NDA government, JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Friday vowed to wage a "direct fight" against "dictatorship" as he accused it of targeting universities across the country and sought support of all democratic forces it was about saving the country.