Saurav Datta
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Freelance columnist, teaches media law and jurisprudence in Bombay and Pune

POLITICS

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Supreme Court ruling will wipe elections of communalism

The apex court did well to acknowledge and factor in how fast hate speech travels in today’s world, and swings votes.

POLITICS

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Should judges step out in burqa to know what people think of them?

For far too long, the judiciary has gotten away with building a halo around itself and crushing any criticism of its actions.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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What the Supreme Court did not say about live-in relationships

Apart from violating journalism ethics, misreporting has lowered the credibility of Indian media.

POLITICS

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How not to judge a high-profile rape case

The Chhattisgarh rape case wasn't an isolated one, it should compel both the bench and the bar to introspect.

POLITICS

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Proposed anti-dowry law will make women more unsafe

The proposed amendments to Section 498A can protect those who kill for dowry.

POLITICS

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Roast not AIB, but the law that protects hurt sentiments

It is the law that needs to be changed, not the jokes comedians crack.

POLITICS

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Why our courts don't do justice to rape

A wide range of rulings reveal big gaps in our judiciary's gender sensitivity.

POLITICS

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Banning Comedy Central is no laughing matter

The Cable Television Network Act and its programme code make a mockery of democracy and freedom of expression.

POLITICS

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Why banning porn on web won't end sex crimes

If ludicrous prudery defines policy, then free speech and privacy on the internet are in danger.