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Translation of Vasant Dattatreya Gurjar’s poem Gandhi Mala Bhetla (Gandhi Met Me)

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The Marathi poem, Gandhi Mala Bhetala (Gandhi met me), is a satirical critique of those who falsely claim to follow the path of Mahatma Gandhi   The poem was first published in 1983. The poet was a class-III employee of the Bombay… Continue Reading →

Please tell Jaya Bachchan – Radio jockeys must enjoy #FOE

Kim Arora,TNN | Aug 15, 2014, 06.55 AM IST NEW DELHI: Radio jockeys have reacted strongly to the views expressed by MP Jaya Bachchan and Union I&B minister Prakash Javadekar in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday saying that any action to control… Continue Reading →

Right To Rant – Police should respect #FOS and not hound Kerala crossword players

Police should respect freedom of speech, not waste time hounding Kerala’s crossword players The arrest of nine college students in Kerala for allegedly using invectives to describe leading political personalities, including PM Narendra Modi, in a crossword puzzle reflects government… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra Police to book those who like derogatory content on Facebook #FOE #WTFnews

Ganesh N.   |   Mail Today  |   Mumbai, June 10, 2014 |   Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil. Faced with the growing menace of riots following derogatory remarks made against well-known people on social networking sites, the Maharashtra police would now be booking even those who… Continue Reading →

Pictures criticizing the world’s most powerful, were banned by Facebook #censorship

This string of seven pictures by the Cuban artist Erik Ravelo was banned by Facebook from projection as the work was labelled provocative and the images garnered much controversy across the world. The collection contains seven pictures in which children… Continue Reading →

Nandita Das’s greatest fear is attack on #FOE

Silence Is Deafening, Are My Fears Unfounded? My greatest immediate fear is the attack on freedom of expression. Nandita Das, Actress/filmmaker Magazine | 26 May 2014 Nandita Das The election of a new government in India is the result of a democratic exercise… Continue Reading →

#India – Students Unions banned in two Central Universities #Censorship #WTFnews

NO STUDENTS UNIONS, NO DISSENT, AS STUDENTS IN TWO CENTRAL MINORITY UNIVERSITIES LOSE THEIR RIGHT TO SPEAK By ASAD ASHRAF Thu Feb 20, 2014 NEW DELHI: It is not a coincidence that successive governments and successive Vice Chancellors, after the supposedly… Continue Reading →

#India – MU suspends Professor Neeraj Hatekar for speaking out #FOE #FOS #WTFnews

Mumbai University suspends professor for speaking out Hemali Chhapia,TNN | Jan 5, 2014, MUMBAI: The University of Mumbai on Saturday suspended one of its senior teachers, a fellow of Cambridge University, on the grounds of violating the code of conduct and for moral… Continue Reading →

#India – Free Speech in India 2013- Highlights #FOS #Censorship

     A report from The Free Speech Hub of the Hoot   Highlights   Deaths : eight deaths in 2013   The number of journalists killed has risen in the last three years. From three in 2011 and five… Continue Reading →

#India – Imminent threat of arrest and harassment of Journalist Sheeba Aslam Fahmi #66A #FOE

4th December 2013 The Chairperson National Human Rights Commission Manav Adhikar Bhawan, Block-C, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi – 110 023. Fax: 011-24651329 E-Mail: [email protected][email protected][email protected]   Dear Sir, Sub: HRD Alert – India – Urgent Appeal for Action – New Delhi: Imminent threat of… Continue Reading →

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