Friday, June 14, 2024


Freedom of Speech

Justice Surya Kant, who held Nupur Sharma ‘single handedly responsible’ for murders committed by Jihadis, now says free speech is sacrosanct, must be ‘zealously...

The bench where Justice Surya Kant was a part of, infamously remarked, “Her loose tongue has set the entire country on fire," and blamed Nupur Sharma for the crimes committed by Islamists.

ThePrint ‘journalist’ Jyoti Malhotra claims people in non-BJP states can walk and talk freely vis à vis a BJP-ruled state: Here is how she’s...

Jyoti Malhotra, a senior journalist with Shekhar Gupta’s ThePrint claims that the freedom of speech and dissent is being clamped down in BJP ruled states

Harvard University, often praised by Indian leftists and liberals, sinks to the bottom of the free speech ranking list in a recent survey: Details

Despite its esteemed reputation as an academic institution, Harvard University received a free speech ranking of 0.00 on a 100-point scale

Why Section 195 of Draft Bhartiya Nyaya Sanhita needs relook: A ‘religiously neutral provision’ that may end up criminalising criticism of Muslim separatism

On the 11th of August, Home Minister Amit Shah introduced 3 new bills to revamp the criminal justice system of India. These bills Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita and Bharatiya Sakshya Bill will replace the Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code and the Indian Evidence Act respectively.

Reporting and publishing of judgments are part of freedom of speech, says Kerala HC in response to petitions seeking right to be forgotten

Kerala High Court said that reporting and publication of Court decisions and rulings form a crucial part of freedom of speech and expression.

Indonesia to ban sex outside marriage under new criminal code with penalty of one year in prison, insulting the president will also be a...

The Indonesian Parliament is expected to enact a Draft Criminal Code that will penalize sex outside with up to a year in prison

Torch bearers of freedom of speech and the press, Congress, threatens to take action against ScoopWhoop over old memes of Rahul Gandhi: Details

Congress leaders have taken to Twitter to threaten ScoopWhoop with legal action over some old memes of Rahul Gandhi

Allahabad HC refuses to quash FIR against man who abused PM Modi, says Freedom of speech does not include hurling abuses

While dismissing the petition filed by Mumtaz Mansoori to quash an FIR registered against him, the Allahabad High Court observed that "freedom of speech does not include hurling abuses"

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.

‘Stop reporting or bear consequences’: PFI goons threaten Republic TV journalists for reporting on Hate Speech rally in Kerala’s Alappuzha

Some PFI members asked the Republic TV crew to "stop reporting, and leave the locality, or bear the consequences." 

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