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Aug 09, 2018
Meesha book controversy: Ban on literary work violates freedom of speech; test for such moves should be extremely stringentMeesha book controversy: Calls for ban on books violating the right to freedom of speech and expression and the court, in deciding whether a prohibition on a book is justified, must balance free speech with public interest
Jul 16, 2018
Shah Faesal tweet row: Conduct rules for employees shouldn't gag free speechEmployee rights in times of social media are an equally important consideration in the private sector.
Jun 10, 2018
Shehla Rashid accuses Nitin Gadkari, RSS of plotting Narendra Modi's assassination; transport minister threatens to sueNitin Gadkari has threatened to take legal action against JNU student rights activist Shehla Rashid after she accused the Union minister for road transport and highways of planning to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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.
Dec 27, 2017
Amid growing anger in Kashmir, PDP-BJP govt releases 'draconian' social media gag-order for its employeesIn a bizarre order issued by the Kashmir government, new 'guidelines' have been made into law specifying how state employees must behave on social media.
Oct 27, 2017
Ex-BBC journalist Vinod Verma held: Does Chhattisgarh govt want to torment scribes it considers irritants?Chhattisgarh Police on Friday arrested former BBC journalist Vinod Verma, for allegedly trying to extort money from a minister in the state.
Oct 23, 2017
By tabling criminal laws amendment in Rajasthan, Raje govt has prioritised public servants over publicThe Rajasthan ordinance goes against established principles of free speech and will erode the public's confidence in the government.
Sep 23, 2017
The problem with 'Shouting Allahu Akbar' and sloganeering events organised on FacebookThe meme-fication of a serious issue like right to freedom of religion, as seen in events like 'Shouting Allahu Akbar' organised over Facebook, dilutes its gravity
Aug 24, 2017
US Justice Department scales back its request to obtain data from DreamHost in connection with anti-Trump websiteAn attorney for DreamHost called the Justice Department's action "a tremendous win for DreamHost, its users and the public."
Aug 21, 2017
Boston: We were outnumbered but our rally was a success, says far-right group that organised 'free speech' rallyBoston: Supporters of a small, conservative "free speech rally" held in Boston said that despite being outnumbered by tens of thousands of counter-protesters, their event was a success.