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Official Secrets Act


Pune: Duo booked under Official Secrets Act for recording at police station

October 27, 2020 1:20 pm

A history-sheeter was called to Dehu Road police station to fill up some details and submit a bond in connection to the previous crimes registered against him. His friend who was accompanying him was caught wrongfully recording the conversation at the police station.

Delhi journalist arrested under Official Secrets Act: What is this anti-spying law?

September 22, 2020 9:07 am

Officials Secrets Act has its roots in the British colonial era. This was brought in with the main objective of muzzling the voice of a large number of newspapers that had come up in several languages, and were opposing the Raj’s policies

Daily briefing: Delhi journalist arrested under Official Secrets Act; Play Store drops Paytm for ‘gambling’, restores it later

September 19, 2020 8:32 am

From the arrest of a Delhi journalist under the Official Secrets Act to the latest developments between India and China along the LAC, read the top stories from print edition today.

Delhi journalist arrested under OSA, police say had classified defence papers

September 19, 2020 12:52 pm

Rajeev Sharma runs a YouTube channel called 'Rajeev Kishkindha', which has 11,900 subscribers. On the day of his arrest, he uploaded two videos.

Four, including two minors, booked for 'spying' in Kutch

March 08, 2020 11:38 pm

Defence personnel had spotted the four clicking photographs of a prohibited zone in a defence asset on January 29.

Myanmar’s good news

May 10, 2019 12:05 am

Release of Reuters journalists from jail is reason to celebrate, at a time when more journalists are behind bars than ever before.

Meanwhile, police wait for word from Govt on what’s official secret

March 15, 2019 7:00 am

The Investigating Officer, Inspector Sunil Kumar, filed the chargesheet in court on April 17, 2015 and since then, police have met senior officials of the Ministry, sent multiple letters with reminders, but they have not received any “concrete response”.

Laws like Official Secrets Act conflate interests of particular parties with the greater good

March 13, 2019 7:47 am

The Official Secrets Act of 1923 (OSA) must be one of the most egregious instances of a law that infantilises common citizens through the notion that they should not question the idea of the “secret” itself. It must be contested.

‘Archaic, irrelevant’, Official Secrets Act needs a re-look: Hamid Ansari

March 10, 2019 7:21 am

Speaking at the B G Verghese Memorial Lecture on ‘Journalism in times of strident nationalism’, he said “strident nationalism has no hesitation in transcending and transgressing individual rights guaranteed by the Constitution."

Press groups slam OSA threat by Govt, Jaitley flags national security

March 08, 2019 6:59 am

At a briefing Thursday on Cabinet decisions, Jaitley said “it’s obvious” that “notings” of files of the Ministry of Defence, which are “sensitive interest to this country have been leaked out”.