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'Prior sanction required for case against hate speech': Delhi court
India

'Prior sanction required for case against hate speech': Delhi court

The court also said that according to the Supreme Court, the requirement for obtaining sanction, instead of being directory in nature, was a mandatory requirement

Hate speech on Twitter is at its lowest level, down even from pre-spike levels says Elon Musk
News & Analysis

Hate speech on Twitter is at its lowest level, down even from pre-spike levels says Elon Musk

The use of racial slurs and racially charged language went up by 500 per cent after Musk took control of Twitter. Musk and his team have been able to combat this and reduce hate speech on the platform to an all-time low.

Kanye West isn't the only celebrity to lose a sponsor over controversial comments
Explainers

Kanye West isn't the only celebrity to lose a sponsor over controversial comments

German sportswear giant Adidas ended their years-long association with Kanye West over his anti-Semitic outbursts. The rapper joins a long list of celebrities who have been dropped by sponsors

FIR registered against event organisers after BJP MP's call for 'community boycott'
India

FIR registered against event organisers after BJP MP's call for 'community boycott'

Delhi BJP MP Parvesh Verma courted controversy on Sunday after he allegedly called for a total boycott of a community at an event held to protest the killing of a Hindu youth in northeast Delhi

Tamil Nadu BJP leader files complaint on DMK MP A Raja for hate speech against Hindus
India

Tamil Nadu BJP leader files complaint on DMK MP A Raja for hate speech against Hindus

Raja, the DMK deputy general secretary had recently stoked controversy over his Shudra remark and drew the BJP's ire with the saffron party accusing him of spewing hatred against a community to appease others

Situation in Hyderabad direct result of Raja Singh's 'hate speech', says Asaduddin Owaisi
Politics

Situation in Hyderabad direct result of Raja Singh's 'hate speech', says Asaduddin Owaisi

Demanding the arrest of suspended BJP MLA T Raja Singh, AIMIM chief on Thursday said protests in some parts of the city were a direct result of the alleged hate speech by the saffron party leader.

International Day for Countering Hate Speech: History, significance and all you need to know
World

International Day for Countering Hate Speech: History, significance and all you need to know

The devastating impact of hate speech has been further amplified by social media and other means of communication. If left unchecked, hate speech can lead to wide scale human rights violations, increase conflicts and upend peace and development measures.

Delhi High Court dismisses plea for hate speech FIR against BJP leaders
India

Delhi High Court dismisses plea for hate speech FIR against BJP leaders

The order was pronounced by Justice Chandra Dhari Singh who had reserved the verdict on 25 March

Delhi HC to pronounce verdict on Monday on plea for hate speech FIR against BJP leaders
India

Delhi HC to pronounce verdict on Monday on plea for hate speech FIR against BJP leaders

Justice Chandra Dhari Singh had reserved the order on 25 March on the petition which claimed that an FIR should be lodged against the leaders

Hate speech: Delhi Police register FIR against people over hate messages on social media
India

Hate speech: Delhi Police register FIR against people over hate messages on social media

The FIR will investigate the roles of various social media entities in promoting false and wrong information with an intention to create unrest on the cyber space

Facebook sees 38% spike in hate speech, Instagram records 86% jump in violent content in April
World

Facebook sees 38% spike in hate speech, Instagram records 86% jump in violent content in April

According to the report released on 31 May, Facebook detected 53,200 instances of hate speech in April as compared to 38,600 detected in March. Instagram acted on 77,000 violence and incitement-related content in April compared to 41,300 in March

Hate speech case: Kerala High Court grants bail to Congress leader PC George
India

Hate speech case: Kerala High Court grants bail to Congress leader PC George

On Thursday, the senior politician was produced before a district court in Thiruvananthapuram which sent him to 14 days judicial custody over an alleged hate speech case

Kerala Congress leader PC George sent to 14 days judicial custody for hate speech
India

Kerala Congress leader PC George sent to 14 days judicial custody for hate speech

Speaking at the 'Ananthapuri Hindu Maha Sammelanam' in Thiruvananthapuram, PC George alleged that restaurants run by Muslims should be avoided because they use 'some kind of drops' that cause impotence

Plea on hate speech: Supreme Court permits petitioner to implead Election Commission as party
India

Plea on hate speech: Supreme Court permits petitioner to implead Election Commission as party

The apex court, while posting the matter for hearing on 19 May, granted liberty to the petitioner to serve a copy of the petition to the standing counsel for concerned respondents

Loudspeaker row: Raj Thackeray's speech aimed at dividing society, says Maharashtra home minister; hints at action against MNS chief
Politics

Loudspeaker row: Raj Thackeray's speech aimed at dividing society, says Maharashtra home minister; hints at action against MNS chief

The MNS head had accused the NCP chief of playing caste politics in Maharashtra, and said he was allergic to the word 'Hindu'

Senior politician PC George taken into custody for alleged controversial remarks against Muslims
India

Senior politician PC George taken into custody for alleged controversial remarks against Muslims

George had sparked off a controversy by asking non-Muslims in Kerala to avoid restaurants run by the community

After Delhi shooting and hate speeches, Jamia gunman Rambhakt Gopal in new row: What's it all about?
India

After Delhi shooting and hate speeches, Jamia gunman Rambhakt Gopal in new row: What's it all about?

The shooter, who gained notoriety during the 2020 anti-CAA protests, uploaded videos of children being terrorised with a gun and captioned it 'Gau Raksha Dal, Mewat Road'

Dejected parties taking refuge in vote bank, divisive politics, says BJP's JP Nadda
Politics

Dejected parties taking refuge in vote bank, divisive politics, says BJP's JP Nadda

Leaders of 13 opposition parties on 16 April voiced deep concern over recent incidents of hate speech and communal violence in the country, and urged people to maintain peace and harmony

BJP hits out at Congress and other opposition parties over joint statement on hate speech and communal violence
Politics

BJP hits out at Congress and other opposition parties over joint statement on hate speech and communal violence

BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia claimed that the opposition's appeal to people to maintain peace and harmony is as hollow as is the intention of the leaders behind the statement

Hate speech row: No specific words against any community uttered during Delhi event, police tells SC
India

Hate speech row: No specific words against any community uttered during Delhi event, police tells SC

The top court was hearing a petition, which sought direction for an ‘independent, credible and impartial investigation’ by an SIT into the incidents of hate speeches against the Muslim community