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Authorities weaponising sedition laws, says former Supreme Court judge Madan B Lokur
India

Authorities weaponising sedition laws, says former Supreme Court judge Madan B Lokur

The former apex court judge criticised the "weaponising" of the sedition laws, "abuse" of prohibitory orders and blanket shutdown of the internet

In Sudarshan TV case, SC says 'extremely concerned' with balancing dignity, free speech; next hearing on 23 Sept
India

In Sudarshan TV case, SC says 'extremely concerned' with balancing dignity, free speech; next hearing on 23 Sept

In a two-hour hearing, the bench said constitutional values and human dignity need to be protected but the court cannot “become the enforcers of programme code”

Reporter has fundamental right to publish news that may not be palatable to administration: Calcutta HC
India

Reporter has fundamental right to publish news that may not be palatable to administration: Calcutta HC

The Calcutta High Court made the observation while allowing an anticipatory bail plea moved by an ETV reporter whose story on bribery among police officials earned him an FIR.

Arun Shourie, Prashant Bhushan and N Ram challenge validity of law on criminal contempt in SC
India

Arun Shourie, Prashant Bhushan and N Ram challenge validity of law on criminal contempt in SC

Section 2(1)(c) of the Contempt of Courts Act is unconstitutional, violates the freedom of speech and is 'incurably vague', said the petition

SC's actions in Prashant Bhushan, Twitter case show court as vehicle for administration, not dispenser of justice
India

SC's actions in Prashant Bhushan, Twitter case show court as vehicle for administration, not dispenser of justice

If Twitter has an obligation to unilaterally take down tweets without an order, then the SC must not just state the source of this obligation but also spell out when this obligation is activated

India knows what Bari Weiss is talking about: The intolerance of ‘liberals’
World

India knows what Bari Weiss is talking about: The intolerance of ‘liberals’

Weiss’ observations hold true for most self-proclaimed ‘liberal’ newsrooms across the world.

To be a feminist atheist in India: Hate-filled and violent responses make even the act of offering solidarity fraught
Lifestyle

To be a feminist atheist in India: Hate-filled and violent responses make even the act of offering solidarity fraught

Many Feminist Atheist Women navigate life and work by keeping our opinions on religion largely to ourselves unless we have the assurance of a safe space.

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.

For JK Rowling & Co, woke chickens of cancel culture have come home to roost
World

For JK Rowling & Co, woke chickens of cancel culture have come home to roost

Recently, 150 writers artists and academics wrote an open letter arguing against ideological conformity amid a debate over so-called cancel culture — where prominent people face attack for sharing controversial opinions

Four authors quit JK Rowling's literary agency over company's refusal to support transgender rights
Lifestyle

Four authors quit JK Rowling's literary agency over company's refusal to support transgender rights

The resignation by the four authors comes in light of the renewed criticism that JK Rowling had garnered after she wrote an essay in an attempt to explain her views on the transgender community which had previously earned her tremendous backlash on social media.

India drops two places on global press freedom index, ranked 142nd out of 180 nations; RSF cites pressure to toe 'Hindu nationalist government's line'
India

India drops two places on global press freedom index, ranked 142nd out of 180 nations; RSF cites pressure to toe 'Hindu nationalist government's line'

Paris-based Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) attributed India's decline on the World Press Freedom Index 2020 to 'pressure on the media to toe the Hindu nationalist government's line'

Raghuram Rajan backs Deepika Padukone's silent protest at JNU, says she inspires one to take stock of what's at stake
India

Raghuram Rajan backs Deepika Padukone's silent protest at JNU, says she inspires one to take stock of what's at stake

Backing Deepika Padukone, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said the actress' silent protest against JNU violence as also Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa doing his duty impartially despite harassment to his family, showed that for some people, truth, freedom and justice are not just lofty words, but ideals worth sacrificing for

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.

Sanjay Hegde serves legal notice to Twitter demanding restoration of account, public apology
India

Sanjay Hegde serves legal notice to Twitter demanding restoration of account, public apology

Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde on Thursday sent a legal notice to Twitter demanding that the social media platform restore his account and 'provide a public apology for damaging his reputation'.

Twitter refuses to restore Sanjay Hegde's account; will take social media giant to court, says SC advocate
India

Twitter refuses to restore Sanjay Hegde's account; will take social media giant to court, says SC advocate

Senior advocate Sanjay Hegde's Twitter account had been suspended twice last week, first for his cover image and then for a 2017 tweet.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg takes a stand for the company's regulation of speech
News & Analysis

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg takes a stand for the company's regulation of speech

Zuckerberg said that Facebook had introduced transformative avenues for speech that should not be shut down.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg slams TikTok for censoring political protest
News & Analysis

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg slams TikTok for censoring political protest

TikTok is also accused of being used by the Chinese government to censor politically sensitive content.

Week after students heckle Babul Supriyo, Jadavpur University calls upon 'stakeholders' to ensure free speech on campus
India

Week after students heckle Babul Supriyo, Jadavpur University calls upon 'stakeholders' to ensure free speech on campus

Nearly a week after Union minister Babul Supriyo was heckled at Jadavpur University by Left-leaning students, the varsity authorities on Wednesday appealed to 'all stakeholders' to ensure no one is stopped from exercising their right to free speech on campus

Aadhaar-social media account linking could result in creation of a surveillance state, deprive fundamental right to privacy
India

Aadhaar-social media account linking could result in creation of a surveillance state, deprive fundamental right to privacy

It is without question that a solution is required, but it is increasingly worrying as the solutions move toward deprivation of fundamental rights and the first steps towards a possible surveillance state.

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