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Killers of creativity #Censorsip #FOE

Aranyani Bhargav, The Hindu Mallika Sarabhai Photo:Thulasi Kakkat arts, culture and entertainment arts (general) Dance appears to have escaped censorship, but a very subtle form of censorship disguises itself as a performance licence Despite what romantics might say, it is… Continue Reading →

Open letter to ipetitions.com on Censorship

Dear Alex  I am  a human rights  activist and a  social media expert who  very avidly uses the potent weapon  of online petitions to strengthen the offline campaigns on various human rights violations. I have used almost all petition sites… Continue Reading →

‘Our policy is to ban first and hear later’

A SENIORSupreme Court advocate, Rajeev Dhavan has been one of the most trenchant critics of censorship. His book Publish and Be Damned: Censorship and Intolerance in India examines the relationship between political and social censorship. On a winter evening in… Continue Reading →

Now, ‘Flashread’ to rescue freedom of speech

// Mail Today, New Delhi From Ramanujan‘s essay to Hussain’s paintings, Rushdie’s writings to Facebook musings, the issue of cultural censorship seems to be spreading like a disease in this country. But before it goes viral, activists have decided to… Continue Reading →

India: How to silence a nation

07 Feb 2012 Legal proceedings have been filed against four authors that read aloud from Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic verses. Salil Tripathi explains how outdated Colonial-era legislation is being used to curtail free expression. The saga refuses to end. The… Continue Reading →

Organisers wash hands off Amitava Ghosh, Hari Kunzru, others

 This was after Amitava Ghosh, Hari Kunzru, others read out passages from The Satanic Verses. This press release is being issued on behalf of the organizers of the Jaipur Literature Festival. It has come to their attention that certain delegates… Continue Reading →

Demanding a ban on visit of Salman Rushdie to India is outrageous: PUCL

Press Release The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) views it with deep concern that some organizations have demanded ban on entry of Salman Rushdie in the country. The present call is illogical, preposterous and untenable as the writer has… Continue Reading →

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