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Liberal silence on global free speech conflict has killed India's intellectual life
World

Liberal silence on global free speech conflict has killed India's intellectual life

The decomposing corpses of ideas feed and sustain the toxic cesspool our intellectual and social life has become

Charlie Hebdo attack trial: 'Nothing to regret' over Prophet Mohammed cartoons, magazine's chief tells court
World

Charlie Hebdo attack trial: 'Nothing to regret' over Prophet Mohammed cartoons, magazine's chief tells court

Laurent Sourisseau, who was badly wounded when Islamist gunmen attacked the French weekly's office in Paris in 2015, also said that he doesn't want to be "dependent on the insane arbitrariness of fanatics"

Supreme Court is about to score an own goal in Prashant Bhushan case; jailing him will turn 'dissident' into public hero
India

Supreme Court is about to score an own goal in Prashant Bhushan case; jailing him will turn 'dissident' into public hero

The only way for the Supreme Court to save face right now is if Bhushan apologises. If they don't sentence him for contempt, the message sent would be that the Court bowed to public pressure. If they do, then Bhushan becomes a hero and photos of him happily walking into prison are on the front page of every newspaper.

Rape threats against Agrima Joshua show Shivaji's progressive ideals have been hijacked by thugs
India

Rape threats against Agrima Joshua show Shivaji's progressive ideals have been hijacked by thugs

The clip can be found online and, quite frankly, is really funny because it makes fun of a government that’s spending, what many taxpayers consider a lot of money, building a memorial for Shivaji. The clip in no way even hints at a joke about the man, only makes fun of the jingoism of his followers.

After National Security Law, China's leash on Hong Kong tightens as it chokes broadcaster RTHK
World

After National Security Law, China's leash on Hong Kong tightens as it chokes broadcaster RTHK

RTHK has also found itself caught in geopolitical wrangling between China and Taiwan, the self-governing island that Beijing claims as part of its territory

At Chennai Book Fair, organisers lock horns with publishers, writers over allowing inclusion of 'anti-government' book
Life

At Chennai Book Fair, organisers lock horns with publishers, writers over allowing inclusion of 'anti-government' book

The ongoing Chennai Book Fair 2020 — a 12-day event organised by the Booksellers and Publishers Association of South India (BAPASI) — has run into rough weather after its launch on 9 January. Now in its 43rd edition, the CBF has seen participating writers and BAPASI embroiled in a row after senior journalist V Anbazhagan was prevented from displaying an “anti-government” book in his rented stall, and had a police complaint filed against him in this regard.

Internet shutdowns: The legality of Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure
News & Analysis

Internet shutdowns: The legality of Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure

A technology lawyer explains how and when internet shutdowns are enforced by state governments.

CAB protests in Assam: Authorities relax curfew in Guwahati from 9 am to 4 pm but offices remain shut
India

CAB protests in Assam: Authorities relax curfew in Guwahati from 9 am to 4 pm but offices remain shut

The curfew, imposed in Guwahati amid protests against the amended Citizenship Act, was relaxed on Saturday from 9 am to 4pm, police said

Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Internet ban in parts of North East tantamount to muzzling voices of dissent
India

Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Internet ban in parts of North East tantamount to muzzling voices of dissent

The Citizenship Amendment Act seeks to amend, among other things, the criteria for illegal immigrants

Comparing Modi govt's Kashmir decision with Emergency absurd; temporary restrictions necessary to correct Valley's dystopian reality
India

Comparing Modi govt's Kashmir decision with Emergency absurd; temporary restrictions necessary to correct Valley's dystopian reality

Liberal angst over Kashmir could have been cute, were it not for the unintentional black humour permeating their 'serious' arguments.

Ditch War and Peace; here's a list of approved reading (and watching) for the patriotic Indian
India

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

If Indian media fails to speak out against the silencing of Kashmir, it risks losing its own voice in the future
India

If Indian media fails to speak out against the silencing of Kashmir, it risks losing its own voice in the future

Zero evidence exists to support the government's claim, peddled by journalists who ought know better, that the communications blackout in Kashmir is saving lives

Jammu and Kashmir Police books two from Rajouri for provocative Facebook posts; case filed for promoting enmity
India

Jammu and Kashmir Police books two from Rajouri for provocative Facebook posts; case filed for promoting enmity

The police booked two men in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Friday for their "sensitive" posts on social media platform Facebook, thereby emerging as a threat to public order

Taslima Nasreen on self-censorship, and Indian democracy: 'If you don't get equality, you don’t get freedom'
Life

Taslima Nasreen on self-censorship, and Indian democracy: 'If you don't get equality, you don’t get freedom'

In an interview with Firstpost, writer Taslima Nasreen talks about living in India because of her exile, and the concept of freedom being impossible in a society without equality.

HRD order to 'connect' with students on social media could be misused for surveillance, silencing dissent in campuses, say experts
India

HRD order to 'connect' with students on social media could be misused for surveillance, silencing dissent in campuses, say experts

The real reason behind HRD circular seeking access to varsity students' Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts appears to be surveillance, and an attempt to identify their ideologies

'Fake news, indecent language on social media triggers communal riots,' says Digvijaya Singh in Rajya Sabha, demands law for regulation
Politics

'Fake news, indecent language on social media triggers communal riots,' says Digvijaya Singh in Rajya Sabha, demands law for regulation

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said communal riots and societal divide is being created by circulation of fake news on social media and demanded a comprehensive law to regulate social media.

Combating fake news: MEITY should allow legal-flexibility based on social media platforms over one-size-fits-all regulatory approach
India

Combating fake news: MEITY should allow legal-flexibility based on social media platforms over one-size-fits-all regulatory approach

It is very important to understand the various limitations, challenges and nuances concerning the regulation of the ambiguous phenomenon called fake news.

SC's demand for apology, arrest of BJP worker shows how Section 66A of IT Act continues to haunt free speech despite being struck down
Politics

SC's demand for apology, arrest of BJP worker shows how Section 66A of IT Act continues to haunt free speech despite being struck down

While Priyanka Sharma has been released and the Supreme Court waived the condition of apology, the fact that she was asked to apologise in the first place raises the question if Section 66A is still in existence

Delhi Talks: Artistes can't be forced to propagate one idea, suppression of free voices must end, says Kathak dancer Uma Sharma
India

Delhi Talks: Artistes can't be forced to propagate one idea, suppression of free voices must end, says Kathak dancer Uma Sharma

Delhi-based Kathak dancer Uma Sharma says she is filled with regret to see the path India is treading, and how the political landscape has altered in the last five years

Despite not participating in Lok Sabha polls, Chhattisgarh's transgender community is slowly changing electoral landscape
Politics

Despite not participating in Lok Sabha polls, Chhattisgarh's transgender community is slowly changing electoral landscape

At least in Chhattisgarh, transgenders are increasingly becoming a part of the political field