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Fettering the fourth estate: Free Speech in 2012 #Censorship #FOE #media

JANUARY 2, 2013, hoot.org   tags: censorship, free speech, Section 66A Information Technology Act, the hoot by Lawrence Liang   Fettering the Fourth Estate: Free Speech in 2012 A report of the Free Speech Hub of the Hoot.org The year 2012 ended with a Kannada TV reporter,… Continue Reading →

#India- (UAPA) Draconian Law against liberty-quietly amended #Loksabha

From The Indian Express: The Lok Sabha has quietly amended the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, a dangerous tool in the hands of any government When two young women were arrested for a Facebook post questioning the shutdown in Mumbai for Bal… Continue Reading →

#India-Never said Gujarat safer than Maharashtra: Father of girl arrested for Facebook post

Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Updated: December 11, 2012 , NDTV Nagpur: Farukh Dhada, father of Shaheen Dhada, the girl who was arrested last month by over her Facebook post, has spoken out against what he says is Gujarat Chief Minister… Continue Reading →

Goodbye Mr Thackeray, you taught me how to love

November 20, 2012 , rediff.com   ‘I write this piece,’ says Javed Iqbal, ‘not just to come to terms with my childhood, but to speak about those who were once Shiv Sena [ Images ] loyalists, whose dreams did not die with… Continue Reading →

#Mumbairiots 1992-93 were so brutal, it seemed Mumbai would never recover

15 December 2012, Open Magazine In Remembrance of Horrors Past The riots of 1992-93 were so brutal, it seemed Mumbai would never recover. Yet, despite no signs of justice, victims of the violence are beginning to move on BY Jyoti… Continue Reading →

On The Death Of Bal Thackeray And The Grief Of Athavale

By Dr Anand Teltumbde 05 December, 2012 Countercurrents.org Ramdas Athawale, who had left all the dealers of Dalit interests in Maharashtra far behind when he managed to sublimate himself straight from a dingy room in the Siddharth Vihar in Wadala… Continue Reading →

Farooq Versus The State #Film #TISS

Hari Masjid, Wadala, Mumbai, was the scene of a brutal police attack on January 10, 1993. Though Farooq Mhapkar was one of the casualties of indiscriminate police firing, he was charged as a rioter. Farooq versus The State is the… Continue Reading →

Hitler’s Strange Afterlife in India #sundayreading

Nov 30, 2012 , http://www.thedailybeast.com Hated and mocked in much of the world, the Nazi leader has developed a strange following among schoolchildren and readers of Mein Kampf in India. Dilip D’Souza on how political leader Bal Thackeray influenced Indians to admire Hitler… Continue Reading →

Done to Death -Politics of punishment #deathpenalty

Manoj Mitta | November  2012, Times Crest     The higher the penalty, the greater the rigor that the courts are expected to display in arriving at the decision. It is however hard to apply this principle, ironically enough, to the highest… Continue Reading →

Married off at 11, Maharashtran girl wins battle for education #Vaw #childmarriage

By Ranjana Diggikar, TNN | Dec 1, 2012, MORE Prevention of Child Marriage Act|Mukundwadi police station|Cidco MIDC police|Child Welfare Committee An 11-year-old girl from a small village in Aurangabad district walked into the Mukundwadi police station a couple of days… Continue Reading →

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