freedom of speech

Another nail in coffin of freedom of expression in India

Another nail in coffin of freedom of expression in India

August 18, 2020

Supreme Court’s Friday ruling holding noted lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt of court has been roundly criticised by lawyers, former judges, retired bureaucrats and the media as an attack on freedom of expression by the guardians of the Constitution. “Supre...

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Is freedom of speech compromised in a democratic country like India?

Is freedom of speech compromised in a democratic country like India?

December 27, 2018

"How much more freedom do you need in a country?" asks actor Anupam Kher in response to Naseeruddin Shah’s statement criticising mob violence and lynching incidents in the country.

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Post backlash, order on fake news withdrawn

Post backlash, order on fake news withdrawn

April 4, 2018

India withdrew an arbitrary decree to crackdown on fake news, less than 12 hours after a tsunami of backlash. But the larger message from the Modi government engaged in headline and event management seems to be—“fall in line or else...”!

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Human Rights Watch World Report 2017 finds India reeling

Human Rights Watch World Report 2017 finds India reeling

May 24, 2017

The Human Rights Watch World Report 2017 finds India to be a nation violating human rights in more than ten issues including women's rights, freedom of speech, gender identity and treatment of minorities, to name a few.

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Discerning Defamation- Stress on Speech

Discerning Defamation- Stress on Speech

September 29, 2016

In a benchmark in the history of India’s legislative practice, MP Tathagata Satpathy has reportedly launched the most organised private member’s bill, the Speech Bill, garnering huge support from social media.

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Filmmakers challenge censor board on Udta Punjab

Filmmakers challenge censor board on Udta Punjab

June 8, 2016

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in India, popularly known as the censor board, is again under the spotlight for forcing several cuts on Udta Punjab, a Hindi feature film dealing with the subject of drug abuse in Punjab (North India).

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