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Karnataka Police files FIR against Kangana Ranaut for insulting farmers with tweet

  Karnataka Police has lodged an FIR against actor Kangana Ranaut over her tweet against farmers who were protesting against the controversial farm laws passed by the government. FIR against Kangana RanautAfter a Karnataka court directed the police to file… Continue Reading →

Sudarshan TV case: You are maligning a whole community; this is where it goes from free speech to hatred, says SC; refuses to vacate stay

The Supreme Court Friday refused to vacate its stay order even as it took strong exception to Sudarshan TV’s show which suggests that the Muslim community was part of a larger conspiracy to infiltrate the civil services. The tarring of… Continue Reading →

3005 cases registered and 3974 arrest made under UAPA only 27% had chargesheets, govt tells Rajya Sabha

To a question on UAPA cases, MoS (Home) G Kishan Reddy told Rajya Sabha in a written reply that a total of 922, 901 and 1,182 UAPA cases were registered across the country in 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively. The… Continue Reading →

Need to reflect why debates, discussions being barred in the name of COVID

Reproduced below is the unpublished paper by “COVID-19, Science and Responsibility of the Intellectuals” by Pramod Ranjan, whose interests lie in subaltern studies, development of modernity and philosophy of knowledge. A Hindi writer, he has authored “Sahityetihas Ka Bahujan Paksha”, “Bahujan… Continue Reading →

India – Ladakh journalist arrested for third party’s comment against BJP MP on Facebook!

Comment was made against a BJP MP by a member on a Facebook group run by the journalist09 Sep 2020 In a shocking turn of events, Tsewang Rigzin, the Leh correspondent of State Times, was arrested for a comment posted… Continue Reading →

Chhattisgarh: Fabricated charges and threats to journalist Manish Kumar Soni by Chhattisgarh police officials

HRD Alert – Urgent Appeal for Action –Greetings from Human Rights Defenders Alert – India! HRD Alert – India is a forum of Human Rights Defenders for Human Rights Defenders. It endeavours to initiate actions on behalf of Human Rights… Continue Reading →

The Growing Global Movement to End Outdoor Advertising

By Steve Rushton LONDON, Aug 11 2020 (IPS) – “With advertisements removed in Grenoble you can see the city’s beauty and the mountains beyond. Adverts create obstacles. Without them you can breathe,” explains Khaled Gaiji, national mobilisation coordinator of the French anti-advertising… Continue Reading →

More than 1,300 Appeal – Don’t harass activists and shut down dissent

Appeal after questioning of Delhi University professor in connection with riots in the capital More than 1,300 people, including Congress MP Kumar Ketkar, have issued a public appeal against the “harassment” of activists by police that they said was part… Continue Reading →

Contempt Case against Prashant Bhushan: 16 Civil Society members move SC to intervene, says proceedings would stifle Freedom of Speech

The application states that the proceedings initiated by the top Court are unjust and unconstitutional for violation of rights under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution.Debayan RoyAug 4, 2020, Even as the Supreme Court is in receipt of numerous representations seeking the cancellation… Continue Reading →

Instagram and Facebook unblock hashtag ‘Sikh’, say it was ‘mistakenly blocked’ since March

“We became aware that these hashtags were blocked today following feedback we received from the community, and quickly moved to unblock them. Our processes fell down here, and we’re sorry,” Instagram said in a statement. By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published:… Continue Reading →

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