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Sedition in India: Colonial Legacy, Misuse and Effect on Free Speech

Since its inception, Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, which punishes sedition, has been a tool in the hands of the state to curb criticism and dissent. It has been used by the colonial British government as well as by successive governments of independent India against political dissidents. */

Do Universities Threaten National Security?

Is the government trying to change the nature of the university as we know it?

Taking Free Speech Seriously

Offend, Shock, or Disturb: Free Speech under the Indian Constitution by Gautam Bhatia, Oxford University Press, 2016; pp 392, `653 (hardcover).

The Republic of Reasons

Discourse within a constitutional framework alone can be the foundation for a possible solidarity in societies which are vibrant with real diversities and differences.

Browbeating Free Speech

The legal notice issued by the Times Group to a law student writing a blog on intellectual property rights issues is another instance of corporate might being used to suppress dissent and criticism in various forms of the media.

Beyond the Market, Freedom Matters

By basing itself on moral rectitude and ethical resoluteness, the Free Software Movement seeks to focus on the importance of 'freedom' as in 'free speech' or 'free elections', and not gratis, as in 'free beer'. In the process, it has invited the wrath of the likes of Microsoft.
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