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Jul 07, 2018
With laws like FCRA, govt stifles attempts by NGOs to bring about political change, clamps down on dissentLaws like the FCRA hold NGOs back from fighting the government's crackdown on dissent and re-imagine ways to bring about political change.
Jun 07, 2018
Pranab Mukherjee in Nagpur: Ahead of speech at RSS event, past statements hint at what ex-president may sayAs the country awaits Pranab's speech at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur later on Thursday, it is pertinent to note that several media reports, especially TV channels, are replaying the former president's earlier speeches (as the President of India) which discussed the themes of 'diversity', 'plurality' and 'tolerance'.
May 03, 2018
Democracy In India Part 8: Strong democratic process engendering surplus of free speech, empowering communitiesIn Indian democracy, free speech is empowering communities as well as individuals, a fact that can be gleaned from recent Dalit protests or Jat upheaval.
Sep 10, 2017
A tale of two protests: What 'Justice for Gauri Lankesh' had in common with 'Not In My Name'At 6 pm this Wednesday, Carter Road in Bandra saw nearly 200 people gather to demand justice for slain journalist Gauri Lankesh
Jun 11, 2017
Shanghai residents stage protest in China against property law, rare show of dissent curbed by policeIn a rare show of public dissent, hundreds of people came out in to protest in Shanghai to protest against the changes in housing regulations by the govt
Jun 06, 2017
Narendra Modi government is crushing voices of dissent: Ghulam Nabi AzadCongress' Ghulam Nabi Azad attacked BJP over its performance in last three years, calling it a "hero on TV and zero on the ground".
May 26, 2017
President Pranab Mukherjee stresses on the need for tolerance in speech: Full textThe president said India's pluralism and its social, cultural, linguistic and racial diversity have been the bedrock of Indian civilisation.
Mar 16, 2017
Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra receives death threats for his sketch on patriotismComedian Kunal Kamra was at the receiving end of death threats for speaking about politics and the government.
Mar 03, 2017
Ramjas College row: Pranab Mukherjee calls for 'space for legitimate criticism and dissent'As campuses are in the midst of a debate on sedition, freedom of speech and expression, president Pranab Mukherjee made a few references to the importance of tolerance.
Mar 01, 2017
Ramjas clash: Letting loose 'break India' forces in campuses would Balkanise IndiaIndia needs to work towards strengthening its democracy rather than weakening it, which could well be the case if these "break India forces — the tukde gang" of few campuses have their way