Anti National News
Word 'anti-national' not defined in statutes, Union minister Nityanand Rai informs LS
Rai said this while replying to a question of Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, who asked whether the government has defined the meaning of 'anti-national' under any legislation or 11 rules or any other legal enactment
BJP labels whoever questions Centre as 'anti-national', claims Telangana CM
K Chandrashekhar Rao was reacting to the statement made by Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay that KCR was "anti-national" and "supported" China on border issues
Delhi violence: I&B Ministry cautions TV news channels against content that may promote 'anti-national' attitudes, incite violence
After fresh violence tore through northeast Delhi on Tuesday, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday issued an advisory to all private satellite TV channels asking them to be cautious about content that may incite violence or promote "anti-national" attitudes
Poet whose Uber ride ended at police station for espousing anti-CAA view: 'Can't normalise going to jail for having an opinion'
Soon after starting his trip on an Uber cab, while speaking to one of his friends over the phone, Bappadittya Sarkar was turned in to the cops by the cab driver over suspicions of him being a "communist" and indulging in anti-national activities.
Centre never termed ex-CMs of Jammu and Kashmir 'anti-national', it's UT admin's decision to release them, says Amit Shah
No one in the government has ever called the three detained former chief ministers of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir 'anti-national', Home Minister Amit Shah has said, adding that a decision on their release will be taken by the administration of the union territory
The Anti-National Library: Nightmares — and waking fears — of a reader who keeps dangerous books
In my nightmare, I am in cuffs, watching burly men in hazmat suits picking my library apart. One of the men informs me that already, several boxes of Highly Incriminating Evidence have been seized. The charges read like a Greatest Hits Package of Indian judicial overreach — sedition, conspiring against the state, insulting Hinduism and so on.
War and Peace, and the dying reading habit in court: A case for why we should judge less harshly
There was much amusement in the press and on social media today about an innocent query by a High Court judge, seemingly regarding Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. It now emerges that the book in question may not have been the Russian classic, but apparently War and Peace in Junglemahal by Biswajit Roy. But I would not be very surprised if in the future some learned judge were to ask quite seriously, if Anna Karenina was a foreign spy spotted in Junglemahal.
Bombay HC judge in Vernon Gonsalves case clarifies War and Peace referred to was Biswajit Roy's, not Tolstoy's
The Bombay High Court on Thursday, 29 August 2019, said it knew that Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace was a literary classic and that it didn't mean to suggest that all the books seized by Pune police in the Elgar Parishad-Koregaon Bhima case were incriminating.
Ditch War and Peace; here's a list of approved reading (and watching) for the patriotic Indian
Had the book been called “Peace and Peace”, all might have gone well with Vernon Gonsalves, because the tome is probably far too fat for any busy legal professional in India to read – there are too many cases and too little time
Watch: In I-Day message, Shanta Gokhale says, 'Punishing the victim is what we see today'
Eminent cultural critic Shanta Gokhale says the classic song 'Woh Subah Kabhi To Aayegi' from the movie Phir Subah Hogi is very indicative of the state of affairs today
Kangana Ranaut’s hurried opinions can no longer be condoned; media mustn't create heroes irresponsibly
The media is also to be blamed for instilling in Kangana Ranaut the desire to react and find sympathy, validation and admiration for whatever she spoke.
Mani Shankar Aiyar says 2017 'neech aadmi' jibe against Narendra Modi 'prophetic', calls PM 'most foul-mouthed prime minister'
Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said he stands by his 'neech aadmi' jibe against Narendra Modi, calling his December 2017 remark about the prime minister 'prophetic.
LK Advani uses statesmanship as mere political tool; his moral position shifts in tandem with his political graph
Long before he spearheaded the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, Advani sought to carve out a Hindu vote-bank and undermine India’s composite culture.
LK Advani has right to be unhappy over vitiating political discourse in India, but given his history, it reeks of hypocrisy
Given veteran BJP leader LK Advani’s background as politician, his recent protestations over vitiating political discourse in India have a touch of hypocrisy about them
ABVP activists force Karnataka professor to kneel, apologise for FB post praising Imran Khan, condemning BJP over Balakot air strike
A college professor in Karnataka was allegedly forced to kneel down and apologise on Sunday for praising Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on social media. The incident took place at the BLDEA's VP Dr PG Halakatti College of Engineering and Technology in the Vijayapura district of Karnataka.
JNU sedition case: AAP govt, Delhi Police engage in blame game over chargesheet against Kanhaiya Kumar, nine others
The AAP government and the Delhi Police engaged in a blame game on Saturday after a court questioned the department for filing a chargesheet in the sedition case against former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and others without procuring the required sanction from authorities.
Kanhaiya Kumar dubs Delhi Police chargesheet in sedition case 'politically motivated', Shehla Rashid calls it 'manufactured controversy'
The Delhi Police charged former JNU students Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans during a campus event on 9 February, 2016, to commemorate the hanging of Parliament attack mastermind Afzal Guru.
Be it pipe bombs or lynchings, political rhetoric produces violence; Indians must think deep as elections near
Violence is being produced by political rhetoric and everyone is getting infected by it. Indians need to take a deep breath and consider what is happening around them as they head into a long and angry path to the next election
NDA regime's most unique legacy is constant hunt for 'anti-nationalism', unleashing bottled-up viciousness
Only one particular view is held to be in the national interest and to oppose it is to be a traitor and to be accused of anti-nationalism.
Shiv Sena says those who question fulfillment of BJP's 2014 pre-poll promises 'are called anti-national'
The Shiv Sena on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying before the 2014 polls he had made a number of promises but those who ask about it now are dubbed as "anti-nationals".