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Congress attack on Arnab has a Nehru legacy. Curb on free speech is built into party’s DNA

Republic TV anchor Arnab Goswami had questioned Sonia Gandhi's silence on Palghar lynching. What followed is a reminder of what Congress has practised for years.

Arnab Goswami vs Congress: Drama for TV ratings or attack on free speech?

Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami has been granted protection by the SC for three weeks from any “coercive action” by the police in relation to FIRs filed against him.
Army personnel stand guard during restrictions in Jammu, on 5 August, 2019 | PTI

Authoritarian streak among Indians on the rise and it’s helping BJP’s hard Right turn

Even globally, Indians demonstrate a lower commitment to democratic principles than people in other major countries, as per opinion polls.
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In India, it’s save-the-internet time once again

Internet freedom is threatened once again as the Modi government is high on power and the opposition dead. We must speak up before it's too late.
Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the Facebook F8 Developers Conference in San Francisco, California | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Facebook needs to understand the dangers of handing a megaphone to 2.7 billion people

Mark Zuckerberg's defence of how Facebook is essential to free expression doesn't mean much if it can’t identify or stamp out the worst abuses that come from it.

Is #MeToo casting a shadow on sexual pleasure?

Bodies and sexual pleasures have always been entangled in public, moralising discourses.
Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo at Democracy Wall | ThePrint.in

Nobody should be arrested basis what they think, says Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo

Speaking at Democracy Wall, the Biju Janata Dal leader said he strongly opposed criminal defamation.
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra | Twitter/@Iyervval

The most undeserving man is on his way to becoming a free speech martyr in India

The Right-wing’s use of draconian anti-free speech laws comes home to roost.
M.J. Akbar

In #MeToo era, this colonial-era law also needs to be junked

By choosing to file a criminal defamation case only against Priya Ramani, M.J. Akbar makes no effort to hide his intentions.

Criticism of government, calling country ‘racist’ not sedition, says outgoing Law Commission

Panel asserts that people should be allowed to point out ‘loopholes’ in govt policy, says ‘national interest’ can’t be used to curb free speech.

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Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.


File image of soldiers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: ANI

India, China army commanders to meet tomorrow. These are the issues 14 Corps chief will raise

14 Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh is scheduled to meet China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District chief at Chushul-Moldo border personnel meeting point Saturday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.