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Politics by legal means: Sanskrit pressure group is the new Dinanath Batra in town
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Politics by legal means: Sanskrit pressure group is the new Dinanath Batra in town

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.

Birthday cakes bad, 'Undivided India': Dinanath Batra's works now in Guj schools
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Birthday cakes bad, 'Undivided India': Dinanath Batra's works now in Guj schools

Book by Dinanath Batra are now going to be a part of the Gujarat primary school syllabus.

Free speech is under tremendous threat in India: Suketu Mehta
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Free speech is under tremendous threat in India: Suketu Mehta

“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.

Why Ravi Subramanian is wrong to support Penguin pulping Doniger's book
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Why Ravi Subramanian is wrong to support Penguin pulping Doniger's book

Subramanian will probably understand what the issue is all about if and when they come after his books.

The citizen has more freedom of expression than leaders: John Ralston Saul
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The citizen has more freedom of expression than leaders: John Ralston Saul

The current president of PEN International spoke to Firstpost about the challenges and responsibilities of freedom of expression.

Arundhati Roy flays Penguin for withdrawal of The Hindus in open letter
Life

Arundhati Roy flays Penguin for withdrawal of The Hindus in open letter

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.

No buyers for freedom of expression, but The Hindus is now a bestseller
Life

No buyers for freedom of expression, but The Hindus is now a bestseller

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.

Full text: The petition that caused Penguin India to withdraw The Hindus
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Full text: The petition that caused Penguin India to withdraw The Hindus

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.

Full text: Penguin India agrees to pull Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus'
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Full text: Penguin India agrees to pull Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus'

The full text of the settlement agreement between Penguin India and the concerned parties over Wendy Doniger's The Hindus.