dissent

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: Time to throw out the sedition law
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Ashraf Engineer March 6, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Sedition is the buzzword of these times. The charge has been slapped against climate activists, journalists, social activists, comedians, politicians, student protestors and authors....
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Audio podcast: Disha Ravi shows us what courage is
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Ashraf Engineer February 27, 2021 Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. “If highlighting farmers’ protests globally is sedition, I am better off in jail.” With this sentence, 22-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi showed...
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Audio podcast: Poetry as a form of dissent
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  Ashraf Engineer November 25, 2020 Why do poetry and protest go hand in hand? What makes it such a powerful and effective form of dissent? We’ve seen it giving expression to the opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act, the...
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