Freedom of Expression
Protests have erupted in Pakistan over allegedly blasphemous QR codes used by Samsung. Earlier, Pepsi was accused of blasphemy.
SC Judges end up emboldening Islamists, conducts a witch trial blaming Nupur Sharma’s ‘loose tongue’ for Hindu man’s beheading by Islamic fanatics
The SC has not stopped at just blaming one woman for violence and murder committed by religious fanatics in the name of Islam, it has also refused to grant any relief to Sharma and has rejected her application to transfer all FIRs against her to Delhi.
Of Free Speech and 295A: Why I partially agree and wholly disagree with the arguments of Prof Anand Ranganathan
Professor Anand Ranganathan tweeted that he supported Zubair against his arrest because he believes that 295A is a draconian law that has no place in a moral, just and civilised society.
Maharashtra: 26-year-old assaulted for sharing Whatsapp story in support of Nupur Sharma, Nisar, Nouhid, Wasim, Altaf Shaikh, six others booked
Narendra Sriram on June 11 had changed his Whatsapp status story to support Nupur Sharma. Some of his Whatsapp friends responded furiously to the story and abused him for extending support to her.
Tamil Nadu: Police arrest 24-year-old ABVP activist Karthi for sharing FB post in support of Nupur Sharma, charge him for promoting religious enmity
Karthi Thandamuthur had shared Nupur Sharma's debate video on Facebook and had captioned it saying, "I’ll repeat this every day…Nupur Sharma only repeated what’s written… what wrong did she say?"
‘Having an opinion on Prophet Muhammad is not derogatory, FoE is not blasphemy’: Madras HC’s historic verdict from 2019
History has it that any type of depiction of Prophet Muhammad has always drawn fierce pushback from Islamists around the world
Maharashtra: Bail denied to actress Ketaki Chitale, judicial custody extended to 14 more days for social media post against Sharad Pawar
Maharashtra Housing Development Minister Jitendra Awhad had threatened that NCP workers and cadres will register cases in “at least 100-200” police stations across Maharashtra in connection with the said Facebook post.
China devising new ways to harass and intimidate foreign journalists, says a report by Committee to Protect Journalists
According to a CPJ report published last year, the Chinese govt had imposed restrictions on free speech and freedom of media
Multiple FIRs were lodged against Aman Chopra for anchoring a news show on the demolition of temples in Alwar
‘We are taught to not join the Indian army’: Kerala youth Aksar Ali, who is facing attacks for leaving Islam reveals
"Our religion teaches us not to kill another Muslim and hence discourages from from joining Army. This is truly a dangerous education," Aksar Ali informed.