Defamation

Media
Politics & Political Commentary

NBSA fines Zee News and directs them to broadcast apology for “Afzal Guru gang ka mushaira”

Mr. Gauhar Raza, an eminent scientist and poet, was maligned, defamed and hate engineered against him by the malicious, concocted and motivated news telecast carried by Zee News in March, 2016. Mr. Raza was branded as a part of an “Afzal Premi Gang” for reciting his poems in the ‘Shankar – Shaad Mushaira’. A complaint […]

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Law and order (politics)
National

A prominent builder filed a civil suit against my activist colleague Krish for publishing articles against the builder

A prominent builder filed a civil suit against my activist colleague Krish for publishing articles against the builder. Here’s what Krish says about the suit: Last weekend, I was served notice of a Civil Suit filed against myself and one more person (Mr Vineet Malik) by Ekta Parksville Homes Pvt. Ltd, (“Plaintiff”). In this present […]

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On the inequality of censorship, Arun Jaitey, Barkha Dutt, and some thoughts

Yesterday when I wrote the article saying that Arun Jaitley sending the notice to the blogger Prashant Panday was a good thing, I came across a couple of immediate condemnations regarding how Barkha Dutt got criticized for the same. It is hardly a new thing for the distinctions between free speech and slander to be […]

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Defamatory bill at Aditi Restaurant

Dear Congress, how is this for defamation?

Political parties in India are quick to heap insult and slow to give respect. When a restaurant in Mumbai made a controversial political comment on their bill, The Youth Congress reached there in large numbers enough for the police to shut down the restaurant (unless they forcibly shut it themselves, as one version goes). The […]

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Indian Air Force tricolour flag formation flying
General
National
Politics & Political Commentary

An open letter to the Chief Justice of India

Dear Sir, I wish to write to you on an issue of vital interest to our country, the freedom of speech on the internet. We have a sizable population on the internet, and it is slated to grow phenomenally within the next decade. I don’t presume to speak about things you know better than I do, our […]

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