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UN special officer on freedom of expression to visit India next year

UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye has asked the Narendra Modi government for a visit in keeping with the mandate of his office, and communicated his intention on July 25, according to information.

In Good Faith: Terms of unfreedom

How do ideas of metaphysical and political freedom align themselves? Is dissent the essence of freedom?


Can you hear me?

Each of us is being incited to speak to ensure that none of us is actually heard.

The Limits Of Freedom

Sedition law has been misused by over-zealous agencies. That’s no reason to scrap it

Defamation, not at the cost of gagging free speech

The curtailment of an individual writer or author's freedom of speech and expression should never be lightly viewed. Any person who feels that his good name is being tarnished is entitled to vindicate himself by filing for damages. But to gag the press is illogical.

Censoring Sarkar

By not airing an elected (non-BJP) CM’s speech, Prasar Bharati undermines its credibility as public broadcaster


Gujarat HC: Ban on events against govt at Jung hall doesn’t violate freedom of speech

The Mehdi Nawaz Jung hall has been widely used as a venue for meetings by different NGOs and civil societies for the past several decades.

Kanhaiya Kumar can't say anything just because we have freedom of speech: Goa minister

Kanhaiya Kumar, who heads the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU), was arrested on February 12, on charges of sedition.

Freedom of speech must have Lakshman rekha: BJP

Party national secretary said the BJP would take the matter from “Parliament to the street” and “expose anti-national forces who are intolerant of the Modi government”.

Freedom of speech is not absolute, says apex court

"Freedom of speech and expression has to be given a broad canvas, but it has to have inherent limitations, said SC.

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Freedom of speech doesn’t mean you indulge in anti-national slogans: Amit Shah

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Monday condemned the anti-national protests at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, saying that such activities would not be tolerated in the name of freedom of speech. Shah further criticised Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for supporting the incident and asked that what more anti-India proof was required when students were shouting slogans like ‘har ghar me afzal honge', 'bharat tere tukkde honge’. He further said the Congress Party should make their stand clear as supporting such activities clearly indicated disrespect for the nation’s martyrs.

FTII chairman supports action taken in JNU issue

Kanpur, Feb 14 (ANI): Film and television Institute of India (FTII) Chairman Gajendra Chauhan on Sunday openly said that any activities highlighting anti-national feeling will not be tolerated. Chauhan added that freedom of speech is a right in India but it does not mean that one can say anything and it would be accepted. He further said that the investigation is on and the innocents should not worry. He further attacked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s visit to JNU, saying that it was a mere step to politicise the issue,