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1,948 Arrests Under UAPA In 2019, 34 Persons Convicted: Govt

Aug 04, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai was responding to a written question by DMK member Tiruchi Siva regarding the total number of people imprisoned under the UAPA in the country at present.

Olympics Are 'On The Wrong Side Of History' When It Comes To Free Speech

Jul 05, 2021 Agencies

The push for free speech is an artefact of growing athlete activism in recent years in response to racism and other human rights violations


Ashoka University Founders Bartered Away Its 'Soul': Raghuram Rajan On Resignation Row

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, in a Linkedin post, said that free speech has suffered a 'grievous blow' in India.

An Inconvenient Truth: Support For Arnab, But Ignore The Rest?

Nov 06, 2020 Dr Ajoy Kumar

The chasm in the BJP’s approach towards following fascist practices when it comes to its apparent supporters and the treatment meted out to its critics cannot be wider.


Journalist Languishes in Jail Over Facebook Posts In Manipur

Manipuri journalist Kishore Chandra Wangkhem continues to be detained without bail for over a month.

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12 September, 2020

Freedom Of Speech And Expression Not An Absolute Right: Bombay HC

PTI

The Bombay HC made the observation while refusing to grant interim protection from arrest to a woman who had allegedly made offensive remarks on Twitter against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aditya Thackeray.


25 August, 2020

Opinion | 'Delhi Riots 2020': Bloomsbury Row Is Not Suppression Of Freedom Of Expression, But Victory Of It

Imaad ul Hasan

When the peaceful, powerless, unorganised citizens show concern about organised propaganda of hate, it is their duty as Indians to do so.


15 July, 2020

'They Called Me Nazi, Racist': Bari Weiss, The New York Times Editor, On Why She Resigned

Associated Press (AP)

Bari Weiss said she was openly smeared and demeaned by colleagues at The New York Times who didn't fear their behaviour would be checked.


09 June, 2020

J-K Police Start Summoning People After Open FIR Against Criticising High Court Judgment

Naseer Ganai

Police filed an open FIR against people criticising the High Court judgment that upheld the detention of Kashmir Bar President Mian Qayoom on ideological grounds.


08 March, 2020

Flagrant Attack On Press Freedom: Media One's Editor After Ban On Channel

Preetha Nair

Editor C L Thomas says that by sending written orders, the government is saying that the media has no right to criticise political parties


06 February, 2020

Painting That Stirred Row At India Art Fair Missing, Artists Cry Foul

Aritry Das

A complainant had alleged that artwork at India Art Fair was related to the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.


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26 July, 2019

On Open Letter To PM On Lynchings, Kangana Ranaut, Prasoon Joshi, 59 Others Question 'Selective Outrage'

Outlook Web Bureau

The signatories to the new letter include Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairman Prasoon Joshi, actor Kangana Ranaut, classical dancer and Member of Parliament Sonal Mansingh, and filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar among others.


24 July, 2019

'Weaponisation Of Jai Shri Ram': 49 Personalities Including Aparna Sen, Ramachandra Guha Write To PM Modi

Outlook Web Bureau

The letter says that 'regrettably 'Jai Shri Ram' has become a provocative 'war-cry' today that leads to law and order problems, and many lynchings take place in its name'.


11 June, 2019

Opinion | Prashant Kanojia's Arrest Won't Be The Last One, Wait Until Next Outrage

Ruben Banerjee

Simple reprimands are surely not enough to stop a recalcitrant authority in its tracks. Nor are public outrages enough to bring back people drunk on power back to their senses.


11 June, 2019

'Liberty Of Citizen Is Sacrosanct, Non-Negotiable': SC Orders Release Of Journalist Prashant Kanojia

Outlook Web Bureau

On Saturday, Delhi-based Prashant Kanojia was picked up by two men in plain clothes from his residence without producing an arrest warrant.


10 June, 2019

Gorakhpur: Another Man Arrested For Posting 'Obnoxious' Content Against UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Outlook Web Bureau

Sharing the photograph of the arrested man, the Gorakhpur police said they had arrested the man for posting obnoxious content defaming Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.


26 April, 2019

Life In An Indian Prison: The Curse Of An Ethnic Minority And A Panic-Stricken Society

Kishorechandra Wangkhem

Manipuri journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem was sentenced to a year's detention under the National Security Act for allegedly targeting the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a social media video post. In this second and concluding portion of his diary, Wangkhem narrates the pain of belonging to an ethnic minority and how the society turned its back on him and his family.


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25 April, 2019

Life In An Indian Prison: When Darkness Falls, Tears Are Not Enough

Kishorechandra Wangkhem

The heart-wrenching story of Manipuri journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem, who stood up for his rights, and won! He talks about life in prison and his family's fight for justice after being hounded by the state government of Manipur


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Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Jawad, in Kolkata.

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A health worker checks details for COVID-19 tests of the passengers arriving from Rishikesh at the Bikaner railway station.

PTI Photo

Shops at a Muslim-dominated area of Dalmandi remain closed on the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, in Varanasi.

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Resident doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital raise slogans during a protest in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary

An elderly beneficiary reacts as she receives a Covid-19 vaccine dose amid fear of spreading of a new variant of the virus (Omicron), at a government hospital in Jalandhar.

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