democracy

Sedition law an imperial legacy, a tool of subjugation
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Tushar Gandhi April 2, 2021 What is the sedition law? Indian Penal Code, 1860, 71 [124A Sedition] Whoever, by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation, or otherwise, brings or attempts to bring into hatred...
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Audio podcast: The space for dissent and freedoms is shrinking in India
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Ashraf Engineer March 31, 2021 Recently, the V-Dem Institute declared India an ‘electoral autocracy’, pointing to a sharp decline in democratic freedoms. This is in line with what we’re seeing on the ground – the space for dissent, opposition, freedom...
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Audio podcast: What happened to the Indian news media?
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  Ashraf Engineer October 10, 2020 A fair press that asks probing questions to the government is a pillar of democracy. In India, however, there has been a fall in media standards and in many cases an abandonment of journalism...
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This Gandhi Jayanti, get up, stand up
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Tushar Gandhi October 2, 2020 Civil disobedience is the inherent right of a citizen; they dare not give it up without ceasing to exist. – MK Gandhi, Young India, January 5, 1922 We are celebrating the 151stth birth anniversary of...
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Audio podcast: Why I created All Indians Matter
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Ashraf Engineer September 30, 2020 Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. This episode is going live on World Podcasting Day 2020, so today I want to talk about why I launched All Indians...
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Audio podcast: Facebook allowing hate speech undermines India’s democracy
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Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. The Wall Street Journal recently exposed how Facebook turned a blind eye to hate speech by BJP lawmakers and Hindutva groups in India. Former Facebook employees told the newspaper that the...
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