Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: dissent

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.

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.

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.

Left ‘irrelevant, meaningless’, dissenting EC Ashok Lavasa boycotts poll panel meets

Ashok Lavasa was the sole Election Commissioner who dissented with the clean chit given to PM Modi this month in multiple cases of alleged model code violations.

How Modi govt did the opposite of ‘Vikas, Vikas, Vikas’ by clamping down on dissent

Institutions, media, activists and NGOs have all had to face the ire of the Modi government for not toeing the line.

Both EC Lavasa & Justice Chandrachud couldn’t change outcomes, but dissent is dharma

Lavasa is next in line to become CEC and Justice Chandrachud a future CJI. While difficult, a vindictive govt or chief justice can damage their prospects.

SC judges & EC officials must dissent but not harm institutions’ repute: Ex-IAS officer

As the Election Commission’s current status shows, public dissent brings disrepute; there are honourable ways of settling disputes.

India & Pakistan have established ‘English rule without the Englishman’

By enforcing colonial-era laws & using technology for illiberal causes, India and Pakistan are no different from the British when it comes to quashing dissent.

Why BJP and Congress love to hate sedition (till they come to power)

Every political party questions the wisdom of retaining the sedition law, but only when they are in opposition.

On Camera


PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.