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POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Dissent, Sedition Law, Kanhaiya Kumar, Disharavi

From Kanhaiya Kumar to Disha Ravi: The fear of dissent

Under the current government, India has witnessed increased paranoia against dissent.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Army, Sedition Law, Major leetul gogoi, Jallianwala Bagh

No, Home Minister: Why Rajnath Singh's promise of BJP strengthening sedition law instantly reminds me of Jallianwala Bagh

Rajnath Singh says the BJP would strengthen sedition law against 'anti-nationals'. The Congress has promised to end the same law. These are two completely different ideas of India and our freedom.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Sedition Law, Sedition, Urban maoist, Anand teltumbde

We are all dissenters now: Anand Teltumbde's arrest shows all social voices being suppressed

There is a deliberate plan to create false demons, then make capital by making these individuals political punching bags. The idea is to spread fear, silence the critic and the criticism.

VARIETY

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Anti-india slogans, JNU, Kanhaiya Kumar, Sedition Law

No, it's not sedition: Why the charge against Kanhaiya Kumar and other JNU students looks utterly motivated

In a 1995 judgment, the Supreme Court had said even a slogan like ‘Khalistan Zindabad’ doesn’t merit charges of sedition. Then why are the students of JNU being tried on absurd, and shaky, grounds?

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
JNU, Umar Khalid, Kanhaiya Kumar, Sedition Law

We dissent: Sedition case against Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and other JNU students shows India is not truly free yet

In modern societies, dissent should be given more, not less, space. It is an opportunity to engage with diverse kinds of thought. Not to arrest them.

POLITICS

 |  11-minute read
Congress, Divya Spandana, Modi govt, Sedition Law

Why India must get rid of sedition law

This is one colonial inheritance that all our governments since Independence have never been able to give up.

POLITICS

 |  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’.

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.