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Aug 30, 2018
Vague definition of a terrorist, several ad hoc amendments make Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act a draconian lawThe law under consideration is the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, (UAPA) 1967. It was enacted by the Congress and aimed to put a stop to activities which threatened the sovereignty and integrity of India. The ambiguity of the law restricts the freedom of speech and expression and the court had to always actively intervene to protect the said rights of the citizens charged under this Act.
Aug 29, 2018
Bhima Koregaon raids: Arrests reflect persecution for dissent against govt practices and Hindutva politicsIt is noteworthy to acknowledge that those raided as part of the Bhima Koregaon probe are united in their meaningful advocacy of the voice of subaltern groups and only to that end, in their dissidence against the present political dispensation
Aug 27, 2018
L&T AGM: AM Naik's move to throw out shareholders for questioning his cancer hospital project was in bad tasteInstead of calling in the marshals, AM Naik would have done well to move a special resolution
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.