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POLITICS

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Yogi Adityanath, Prashant kanojia, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Speech

Mogambo Khush Hua? What the arrest of Prashant Kanojia says about the rest of us

But, for the few who still care about dissent and the right to decide for their own selves, I challenge this.

POLITICS

 |  BREAKING NEWS INTO PIECES  |  5-minute read
Freedom of Expression, Konark temple, Odisha, Abhijit iyer mitra

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra’s case shows the ‘mental’ in our Fundamental Right

In fact, Indians don’t have freedom of expression. They have a privilege, which can at any time be brutally crushed, by the state or the mob.

POLITICS

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Supreme Court, Naveen Patnaik, Freedom of Expression, Abhijit iyer mitra

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra has been denied bail again — and this isn’t funny anymore

The defence analyst's plight is an example of how vulnerable citizens are and how fickle are the rights granted to them.

POLITICS

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Freedom of Expression, Supreme Court, Cji ranjan gogoi, Abhijit iyer mitra

Abhijit Iyer Mitra’s bail rejected: Are the feelings of religious people more important than the rights of the non-religious?

The SC saying ‘jail is the safest place for you’ trivialises the reality of custodial torture.

VOICES

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Konark temple, BJD, Freedom of Expression, Abhijit iyer mitra

#IStandWithAbhijit: You don’t have to agree with his views to defend Abhijit Iyer Mitra’s right to free speech

Mitra was arrested for a satirical video about the Konark temple.

VOICES

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Freedom of Expression, Shehla Rashid, Tukde tukde gang, Umar Khalid

Freedom elusive on Independence Day: Why the likes of Umar Khalid get attacked

'A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government' is an idea clearly lost on independent India.

VARIETY

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Freedom of Expression, Stand-up comic, Rahul Subramanian

Why DJs threatened to thrash comic Rahul Subramanian

His stand-up act at Pune Comedy Festival was cancelled over security concerns.

ART & CULTURE

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Rolex Arts Initiative Mentor and Protégé programme, Philip Glass, Anish Kapoor, Freedom of Expression

Why Anish Kapoor says artists need a collective voice to overcome the environment of fear

The Indian-origin British sculptor, who knows a thing or two about offending people, says never waste a good crisis.

VOICES

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Bigotry, Gurmehar Kaur, Humans of Hindutva, Freedom of Expression

Humans of Hindutva founder on why he shut the Facebook page

I find it hilarious how some people are milking my personal predicament as an opportunity to show how oh-so-brave they are.

POLITICS

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BJP, Freedom of Expression, Hate Speech, Section 66A

Government is hiding behind hate speech to bring back Section 66A

The proposed amendments are a sham, colourable exercise to restrict freedom of expression, democratic dissent and advocacy.