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SC’s Approach to Mamata Meme Case Endangers Freedom of Speech

VAKASHA SACHDEVFB Should people be sent to jail for sharing memes about political leaders on social media? This should have been a relatively simple question for the Supreme Court to answer, but for some reason, obvious courses of action are… Continue Reading →

Reuters journalists Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo freed from Myanmar jail after more than 500 days

Simon Lewis, Shoon Naing YANGON (Reuters) – Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from prison on Tuesday after more than 500 days behind bars. Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw… Continue Reading →

Madras HC order based on exaggerations made by petitioner: TikTok in Supreme Court

Shruti Mahajan April 16 2019 F The Supreme Court today directed the Madras High Court to hear the case concerning the ban imposed on the use and download of TikTok on April 16. The High Court will now hear the matter… Continue Reading →

Timid, Tentative, Fragmented, Vulnerable – Supreme Court During Modi Regime

Post-2014, the SC presented a meeker version when it came to dealing with cases that could prick the political interests of the ruling party, such as Sahara-Birla, Loya, Bhima-Koregaon, Aadhaar. Manu Sebastian/Live Law After five years of Narendra Modi’s rule,… Continue Reading →

Yogi Adityanath banned from vote campaign for anti-Muslim comment

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s election commission on Monday banned firebrand Hindu nationalist Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from campaigning for three days to stop him stoking hatred between religious communities in a divisive election that will end next… Continue Reading →

India Elections- Game of thrones

Despite its 70s sarkaari aesthetic, Kissa Kursi Ka is a piece of our cinematic past that speaks uncannily to our present by- Trisha Gupta Main pratigya karta hoon ki ya toh bhrashtachar ko khatam kar doonga, ya khud khatam ho… Continue Reading →

Scrap NSA, Manipur journalist demands after release from jail

The Manipur High Court quashed the NSA detention order on April 8 after journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhem had spent more than four months in jail. Sadiq Naqvi Hindustan Times, Guwahati Manipuri journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhem spent more than four months in jail after… Continue Reading →

Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder arrested in London

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Mr Assange took refuge in the embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped. The Met… Continue Reading →

27 women journalists detained and held in appalling conditions

ORGANISATIONRSF_enAs the world marks International Women’s Day, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) points out that 27 women journalists are currently detained around the world. Some are being held in inhuman conditions. Some have been the victims of torture and sexual harassment…. Continue Reading →

India – 2,799 URLs blocked by the Government in 2018

‘Website Not Found’ Pop-ups Leave Net Activists Fuming Free Net advocates say govt has withheld info on list of blocked sites; MeitY says no site blocked arbitrarily Bengalur Internet activists are concerned over what they term as rising instances… Continue Reading →

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