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POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   Long-form
Sedition Law, Uttar Pradesh, IT Act, Section 66A

Muslim boy jailed in UP for Facebook post shows why Section 66A must never come back

Zakir Ali Tyagi’s ordeal is the latest reminder that the ‘draconian’ online policing law shouldn’t be revived to tackle ‘hate speech’.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Sedition Law, Fake news, IT Act, Freedom of Speech

Anti-national excuse: Is the government bringing back Section 66A in a new avatar?

The "new social media policy" to check "anti-India" activities that’s under consideration could have far worse implications than what we had.

POLITICS

 |  Out of Order  |  6-minute read
IT Act, Freedom of Speech, Online Harassment, Defamation

Criminalise @LutyensInsider, decriminalise defamation

While filing a case of sexual harassment and stalking by journalist Swati Chaturvedi sets an important precedent against online harassment, section 499 is problematic.