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Pinarayi Vijayan admits 119 booked for 'objectionable' social media posts in Kerala since 2017
Politics

Pinarayi Vijayan admits 119 booked for 'objectionable' social media posts in Kerala since 2017

Kerala government has admitted that 119 cases were slapped for posting objectionable comments on social media against CM Pinarayi Vijayan in the last three years.

'Is this a case of murder': SC orders immediate release of Prashant Kanojia, pulls up UP Police for arbitrary arrest of journalist
India

'Is this a case of murder': SC orders immediate release of Prashant Kanojia, pulls up UP Police for arbitrary arrest of journalist

Journalist Prashant Kanojia was arrested for defamation for tweeting a video of a woman who professed her love for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Prashant Kanojia's arrest underscores need to revisit law on criminal defamation, restrictions on right to free speech
India

Prashant Kanojia's arrest underscores need to revisit law on criminal defamation, restrictions on right to free speech

Today, fear of criminal sanctions under the law of criminal defamation forces people to refrain from exercising their right to freedom of speech and expression.