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Right to dissent most important, majoritarianism is antithesis of democracy: SC judge Gupta

Supreme Court judge Deepak Gupta says dissent today is seen as anti-national, but govt and country are two different things; calls for judiciary to be impartial in decision-making.
Police personnel baton charge on the students of Jamila Millia Islamia University as they started pelting stones

Why electorally secure Modi govt cracked down on CAA protesters so brutally

Total number of anti-CAA protesters won't be more than 10 lakh. By contrast, BJP had 22.9 crore voters come out in its support during 2019 Lok Sabha election.
Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley during a press conference

Arun Jaitley’s close friends working to revive OPIUM — to ‘discuss, disagree, debate’ again

Arun Jaitley was a prominent member of OPIUM, an informal group of 60-odd old DU students who are now trying to revive it as a ‘homage’ to their friend.
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Bombay HC judge stands up for students’ right to dissent amid widespread protests

Bombay High Court judge Gautam Patel says any govt that claims to be dedicated to the Constitution, democracy, has nothing to fear from giving its institutions autonomy.
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In Modi’s opposition-mukt India, JNU must remain the Eternal Protester

JNU is more than Kanhaiya or Shehla. But the university, which stood for diversity and democracy, has been unmade, in TV debates, in toxic tweets and casual chatter.
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Twitter emerges as a top threat to democracy in India and across the world

The case of Sanjay Hegde is a turning point, making it clear that Twitter is aligning with authoritarian regimes that target dissenters.
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Google accused of creating spy tool to crush dissent among its workers

Google employees claim they discovered a tool that can be used to monitor workers’ attempts to organise protests and discuss labour rights.
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Raghuram Rajan says governments should not suppress criticism, gets trolled

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan argued for tolerance in India, saying people in authority should not stamp out dissent.
A Pakistani soldier stands guard on a street in Karachi (Representational image)

From Jinnah’s family to Nawaz Sharif: Pakistan thinks everyone is a foreign agent

Those who differ with the state in Pakistan aren’t people with opposing viewpoints but foreign agents.

Election Commission can learn from Supreme Court on what to do when there’s dissent within

The content of Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa’s dissent note against PM Modi is less important than making it part of public records.

On Camera

How India can prevent another Babri Masjid demolition

As a temple on a mosque site becomes a reality, it is important to look back and learn the hard lessons from history.
Representational image of a deserted market during the 2019 shutdown in Srinagar, Kashmir | Photo: PTI

Internet shutdowns, pandemic have cost Kashmir Rs 40,000 cr, 5 lakh jobs, says industry head

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad said the 2G internet currently available in the region is not enough for many businesses.

Defence

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Russia offers India Sprut lightweight tanks amid stand-off with China

Russia's offer comes as China has deployed Type 15 light tanks while India has relied on the heavier battle tanks. Talks are on, but no immediate purchase is on the cards.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.