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.
The push for free speech is an artefact of growing athlete activism in recent years in response to racism and other human rights violations
Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, in a Linkedin post, said that free speech has suffered a 'grievous blow' in India.
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.
Manipuri journalist Kishore Chandra Wangkhem continues to be detained without bail for over a month.
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.
When the peaceful, powerless, unorganised citizens show concern about organised propaganda of hate, it is their duty as Indians to do so.
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.
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.
Editor C L Thomas says that by sending written orders, the government is saying that the media has no right to criticise political parties
A complainant had alleged that artwork at India Art Fair was related to the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
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.
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'.
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.
On Saturday, Delhi-based Prashant Kanojia was picked up by two men in plain clothes from his residence without producing an arrest warrant.
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.
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.
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
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.