Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicRight to free speech

Topic: right to free speech

Bombay HC order on IT Rules is a start. But its critical eye has missed a greater threat

The order made strong observations on how Rule 9 curtails freedom of speech. However, it did not address the constitutionality of other provisions.

To curb online hate speech, India needs a Code of Conduct — without govt control

Social media platforms are unable to tackle the speed and scale of hate, are being manipulated by identity politics and a manufactured sense of offence and offendedness.

9-day jail for Payal Rohatgi’s Nehru post: Is Congress as intolerant as BJP on free speech?

A local court in Rajasthan sent Bollywood actor Payal Rohatgi to judicial custody till 24 December for posting “objectionable” content against the Nehru-Gandhi family on social media.

Supreme Court’s inconsistent stand on civil rights gives state a window to defeat them

As the chief interpreter of Constitution, Supreme Court is required to demarcate with some clarity the areas of permissible state action. And this is where it has been found wanting.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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