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VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Emergency, Freedom of Speech, Civil liberties, Citizenrights

Increasing threats to civil liberties in India

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about why the threat to citizen rights and civil liberties is mounting, in the November 18 edition of the India Today Magazine.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Freedom of Speech, Mamata banerjee bengal, Yogi Adityanath, Prashant kanojia

Because The Emergency ended. Didn't it? Prashant Kanojia and Priyanka Sharma cases have us wondering

From Jawaharlal Nehru to Rajiv Gandhi, powerful assaults on our freedom of speech have been made by famed netas. Narendra Modi criticised this. But how does he explain the Prashant Kanojia event?

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

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Narendra Modi, Democracy, Freedom of Speech, National gallery of modern art

Amol Palekar is only a symptom. The malaise of fascist thought-control is now deep within us

Veteran actor Amol Palekar's speech at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) was cut short for being critical, even if mildly, of the government. This was not the first instance of the suppression of free speech under the Modi sarkaar.

VARIETY

 |  Aage Se Right  |  10-minute read
Dev, Twitter, Freedom of Speech, West Bengal

A scary story about being harassed by cops over a tweet in West Bengal

Indranil Roy, a veteran film journalist, apparently offended film star and TMC MP Dev with one simple tweet.

VARIETY

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Punjab government, Amrinder singh, Freedom of Speech, Blasphemy law

How Congress govt in Punjab is attacking freedom of speech with law against 'sacrilege' of religious texts

The move brings to the fore the party's duplicity in using religion to strengthen its hold over power.

VOICES

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Freedom of Speech, Bharat shakti, Pondy lit fest

Why the Pondy Lit Fest is caught in an ideological crossfire

A section of the Left is not only highly intolerant of differing opinions but does not hesitate to bully or threaten its opponents into silence or submission.

VARIETY

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Right to life, Freedom of Speech, India at 71, Independence Day

71 years of Independence: How free are we?

Top thinkers assess how far India has come, at 71, to give us the freedom to be who we are and the best we can be.

VARIETY

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Freedom of Speech, Red fort, PM Modi, Independence Day speech

PM Modi asks for Independence Day speech ideas: Why India needs a 'pradhan sevak' with his own vision

Why outsource this job? The PM should explain his vision and genuinely listen to ours.

VARIETY

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Third reich, Freedom of Speech, Intellectuals, Basanagouda patil yatnal

Why being an intellectual has become risky in Modi's India

It is difficult to draw the line between an 'ordinary' citizen questioning the fate of his tax money in a tea shop and an 'intellectual' who does the same through writing.