We have a new Dinanath Batra in town: The Sanskrit Shikshak Sangh —a group of teachers who got the government to ban German as third language in KVs.
Book by Dinanath Batra are now going to be a part of the Gujarat primary school syllabus.
“It is clear that what the country needs is an unqualified constitutional amendment guaranteeing freedom of speech — like the American First Amendment. Otherwise, India’s claim to be the ‘world’s largest democracy’ is disingenuous,” said Mehta.
Subramanian will probably understand what the issue is all about if and when they come after his books.
The current president of PEN International spoke to Firstpost about the challenges and responsibilities of freedom of expression.
Arundhati Roy has penned an open letter to the publishing house denouncing them for caving in to demands for the withdrawal and pulping of Indian issues of Wendy Doniger's The Hindus: An Alternative History.
However, proving deliberate and malicious intent in a tweet could be much simpler. Constricting freedom of speech might seem like a victory (and a money spinner) at the moment, but it can cut both ways.
A petition that was signed by more than 10,000 people asks Penguin Group for an apology for the publication of the 'factually incorrect and offensive' book.
The full text of the settlement agreement between Penguin India and the concerned parties over Wendy Doniger's The Hindus.