Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicFreedom of speech

Topic: Freedom of speech

How Nehru added ‘conditions apply’ to Article 19(1)(a) & India lost way to gates of freedom

The 16-day freedom of speech debate in Parliament pitted Jawaharlal Nehru against Syama Prasad Mookerjee. Their echoes continue to bedevil and bruise India today.

Why Uddhav’s XI could be all out in floor ‘Test’ & where experiments with truth can land you

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

‘Social media, not big press, is where democracy will continue to thrive’, says ACJ chair

N. Ram, director of The Hindu Publishing Group, and Arun Ram, resident editor of The Times of India, Tamil Nadu editions, also spoke at Chennai event on freedom of expression.

Why Pakistan keeps banning and unbanning TikTok

What is particularly embarrassing with Pakistan's fourth ban on TikTok in less than a year is that President Arif Alvi himself had recently joined the app.

Nehru vs RSS-backed Organiser: A battle that led to curbs on our freedom of expression

The first amendment to the Constitution, brought in by the Nehru govt, drastically curbed freedom of speech, and was primarily due to a battle between him and RSS-backed Organiser.

Feel insulted, says cartoonist Manjul as experts question Modi govt’s request to Twitter

Twitter India had Friday mailed Manjul, informing him of a ‘request’ it received from ‘Indian law enforcement’, regarding his handle, @MANJULtoons, which allegedly ‘violated the law’.

‘Criticism of govt not sedition’: What Kedar Nath ruling that SC quoted in Vinod Dua case says

The Supreme Court referred to the 1962 Kedar Nath judgment while quashing journalist Vinod Dua’s sedition case, saying journalists are 'entitled to protection’ under it.

Not just Modi govt’s tug-of-war with social media, balance of power shifting from users anyway

Whether it's Modi govt's new IT Rules or Twitter-Facebook-Whatsapp championing user privacy, both sides have sidelined users and claimed the ability to represent their rights.

Liberal democracies must worry about the power that Twitter, Facebook, Google have

Big Tech’s boycott of Donald Trump distracts from the real issue — the political power of social media.

NCRB 2019 data shows 165% jump in sedition cases, 33% jump in UAPA cases under Modi govt

In recent years, sedition and UAPA have been weaponised against critics of the govt. National Crime Records Bureau’s recently-released data confirms this.

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.