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Bhopinder Singh | Is the ‘marketplace of ideas’ beginning to get diminished in India’s democracy?

As elections unfold, substantive debates give way to rhetoric, highlighting a gap between democratic ideals and political realities.

15 May 2024 12:05 AM

Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr | Let SC act: End arbitrary arrests over flimsy FIRs

The BJP and other right-wing entities have taken up cudgels against Mr Zubair, and the secular elements are up in arms against Ms Sharma

21 Jul 2022 11:30 PM

Row escalates, govt says Twitter defaming India

Twitter said it was committed to India as a vital market, but criticised the new IT rules and regulations

28 May 2021 1:10 AM

AA Edit | Free speech: A morality tale

It was refreshing to find the Supreme Court last Thursday quash an FIR against Shillong Times editor Patricia Mukhim

27 Mar 2021 4:17 AM

Pavan K Varma | India must set example of pluralism, tolerance

India’s civilisational history presents the best example of a plural society.

01 Nov 2020 4:27 PM


Facebook removes pro-democracy group on Thai government's order, says will pursue legal action

The private Facebook group created in April had more than a million members before it was taken down Monday.

25 Aug 2020 6:18 PM

Trump signs order seeking to strip social media freedom

The move comes a day after Twitter labelled two of his tweets with fact-check notices, calling them misleading

29 May 2020 8:39 AM

Free speech & right to trade over Internet protected by Art. 19(1)

The orders passed by the state (except for a certain “sample” order) were not even placed on record.

29 Jan 2020 2:22 AM

Supreme Court to examine if free speech can be curtailed

Freedom of speech is not absolute, says A-G Venugopal.

24 Oct 2019 1:47 AM

Bangladesh newspaper editors protest 'anti-press' digital security law

President Abdul Hamid had approved the Digital Security Act on October 8 amidst widespread protests by journalists and rights group.

16 Oct 2018 1:53 PM


Gagging the media

The one-page registration form requires details like the name, address, photograph, phone number and Aadhaar number of the admins.

09 Sep 2018 12:46 AM

Plea to ban Malayalam novel nixed

Creative voices cannot be stifled or silenced and intellectual freedom cannot be annihilated.

06 Sep 2018 6:06 AM

Private censorship

The big question is what role society should play as opposed to social media platforms.

03 Sep 2018 1:58 AM

Criticism of country cannot be considered sedition, says Law Commission

'If country is not open to positive criticism, there lies little difference between pre and post-independence eras.' the commission said.

31 Aug 2018 1:43 PM

A procession has a right on road, not assembly

The state and the local authority have a virtual monopoly of every open space at which an outdoor meeting can be held.

17 Jun 2018 6:48 AM


Constitution in danger, people living in insecurity: Goa Archbishop

The Archbishop has also called for the participation of Catholics and Church communities in politics and social causes.

05 Jun 2018 12:38 PM

Filmmakers’ issues: Free speech vs right to trade

It is for the courts to decide in every case whether a restriction is reasonable or not or whether it is within the permitted limits.

20 Feb 2018 2:54 AM

The Kat is in the house

Katrina Kaif opens up about the ups and downs of her journey.

16 Jul 2017 5:26 AM

Moneyed interests are subverting democracies

Corrupt lobbyists cannot survive without corrupt ministers, civil servants, MPs and journalists.

09 Jul 2017 12:16 AM

Throttling freedom of expression: All privileges need to be codified

The House of Commons prefers to ignore criticisms and does not throttle the freedom of speech.

06 Jul 2017 2:32 AM