Freedom of expression

Restrictions on political speech are particularly worrisome in a democracy; thus, any further constraints are unwelcome. Photo: Mint (Mint)

Future of free speech

1 min read . 06 Oct 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP

Bears and markets

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In 2015, the Supreme Court declared Section 66A of the Information Technology Act as unconstitutional and struck it down. The section was misused by several law enforcement agencies to arrest people criticising political and religious figures online.<br />
Increasingly, we see that any group can make threats, take to the streets, commit arson, assault—even kill—people, because they feel offended by something someone has written, painted, said, or posted, irrespective of which government is in power. Photo: AFP<br />