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Audio podcast: ‘Govt must have sensed SC would review or throw out sedition law’
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Ashraf Engineer May 25, 2022 Dr Kumar Askand Pandey, Associate Professor of Law at Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University in Lucknow, points out that sedition cases rose sharply after 2014, gravely threatening civil liberties. Though the sedition law has...
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Audio podcast: ‘Key laws affecting citizens’ lives were passed without consulting them’
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Ashraf Engineer May 18, 2022 The Pre-Legislative Consultation Policy says the government should place a draft version of any law it makes before the people for their inputs. This is important for a truly participative democracy. However, at last count,...
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Audio podcast: What farmers taught us about democracy and inclusiveness
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Ashraf Engineer November 27, 2021 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Over the past seven years, as the juggernaut of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party has rolled on, democracy...
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Turning the other cheek requires more courage than Gandhi-haters can fathom
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Tushar Gandhi November 18, 2021 Once again there are concerted attacks on Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi), to demean the freedom movement and insult freedom fighters. Who is doing it is insignificant. What must be realised is that it is orchestrated and...
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Audio podcast: ‘Absence of a personal data protection law is worrying in Pegasus case context’
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Ashraf Engineer November 17, 2021 The Pegasus case, in which several public personalities were tracked through Israeli spyware on their phones, raises worrying questions about privacy, freedom and data security – even for the common man. Sapni GK, who's part...
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Gandhi at Independence – Part 2: ‘From today, you have to wear the crown of thorns’
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This is the conclusion of a two-part series on how Gandhi spent the days leading up to Independence and just after. Tushar A Gandhi August 15, 2021 Delhi was lit up and preparations to usher in India’s freedom were in...
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Gandhi at Independence – Part 1: ‘As long as my faith burns bright, I shall be alive in the grave’
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This is the first of a two-part series on how Gandhi spent the days leading up to Independence and just after. The second part will be published tomorrow. Tushar A Gandhi August 14, 2021 August 1947 A correspondent from Hyderabad...
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Audio podcast: Why the BJP government is targeting Amnesty International
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Ashraf Engineer July 24, 2021 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Over the past few days, as the media blew the lid off the Pegasus internal surveillance operation, the Bharatiya Janata Party government...
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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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