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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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
Big Tech’s boycott of Donald Trump distracts from the real issue — the political power of social media.
In recent years, sedition and UAPA have been weaponised against critics of the govt. National Crime Records Bureau’s recently-released data confirms this.
At a virtual book launch, the SC judge blamed the proliferation of social media for a sudden increase in attacks against judges.
The Supreme Court's concern is apparently one of public faith. It is debatable whether Prashant Bhushan's conviction for contempt does more harm than good.
In the letter posted online by Constitutional Conduct Group, the signatories lamented the 'erosion' of the rule of law and 'misuse' of UAPA and sedition law.