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Facebook Chat, Section 66A, Narendra Modi, Tamil Nadu

19-yr-old Tamil youth's arrest over 'filthy' comments on PM Modi in a Facebook chat attacks our basic freedoms

There's a tightrope to be walked when law, technology and freedom of expression are so inextricably interlinked.


 |  4-minute read
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.


 |  Angiography  |  8-minute read
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’.


 |  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.


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Internet, Section 66A

Section 66A may be gone, not hate speech

The government still has the right to ban websites whose content is offensive.


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Section 66A, Supreme Court, Shreya Singhal

Section 66A: Why SC didn't think government would act responsibly on censorship

This is the first time in six decades that the apex court junked a parliamentary provision for attacking free speech.


 |  Miscellany  |  4-minute read
Section 66A, Homosexuality, Section 377

Section 66A gone, now what about Section 377?

Denying gays rights seems to go beyond the spirit of the Constitution in a way that is as urgent as, if not more than, the denial of freedom of speech.


 |  Paper work  |  6-minute read
Internet, Section 66A, Shreya Singhal

Shreya Singhal verdict: Section 66A and how to take on censorship

The victory of this case is not just of an individual petition, it is also the success of a model of activism and political action.


 |  3-minute read
Supreme Court, Internet censorship, Section 66A

Why Supreme Court shouldn't have scrapped Section 66A

Instead of doing away with the law, it should have been amended to protect victims of cyber abuse.


 |  9-minute read
Supreme Court, Freedom of Expression, Section 66A

Section 66A: Why SC got rid of one of India's most oppressive censorship laws

The judgement plays a vital role in defending the freedom of speech and expression from authoritarian state action.