Tag: Free speech

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  • Dissent dignified

    Dissent dignified

    Just days after the Supreme Court equated dissent with a “safety valve” in a vibrant democracy, the Law Commission delivered another blow for that basic freedom by suggesting a re-drafting of the law on sedition that has been frequently invoked to drown inimical voices. In stressing that sedition involves resort to violence or other illegal …

    September 1, 2018
  • Arun Jaitley hails Syama Prasad Mookerjee, blames Nehru for ‘free speech paradox’

    Arun Jaitley hails Syama Prasad Mookerjee, blames Nehru for ‘free speech paradox’

    "Pandit Nehru amended the Constitution so that a demand for ‘Akhand Bharat’ could incite a war and therefore should be prohibited...we all were told that to advocate a breakup of the country without inciting violence is legitimate free speech," said Jaitley.

    July 6, 2018