The petition also says that the original song has been part of local culture in Kerala since the 1970s and questions why sentiments have been ‘suddenly offended’.
The news channel has been asked to apologise for a programme they aired in 2016 wherein they referred to Raza and other poets as members of the ‘Afzal Premi Gang’.
The events of the last four years have hugely damaged our democratic institutions. Left parties need to grab every opportunity to ensure that the BJP is kept off the seat of power.
Both female beauty icons posted ‘problematic’ tweets about the Israel-Palestine conflict in 2014. But they weren’t received the same way.
The fate of the judiciary as an institution, and our fate as a democratic nation, hinges on whether we, as a people speak out, or watch passively.
Teacher, scientist and science educator Ruchi Ram Sahni had many confrontations with orthodox Hinduism, and his liberal values led at times to social ostracism.
The Dalit Women Speak Out conference brought together over 400 delegates from across the country. What was our intent, and where do go from here?
Gujarat minister of state for home Pradipsinh Jadeja promised action against those guilty of the violence.
The states claimed that section 6 of the Cinematograph Act empowers them to stop exhibition of any controversial movie on the grounds of possible violation of law and order.
No prosecution or ‘serious effort’ seen to prevent attacks by vigilante groups claiming to be BJP supporters.
From Gauri Lankesh’s murder to defamation suits, attacks on the media have become commonplace.
The bench trashed the submission that screening the movie may cause serious threat to life, property and law and order.
The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the decks for the all-India release of the movie
Rohith’s suicide brought the lacuna of our modern institutions at the forefront and showcased how places for higher learning are intrinsically insensitive towards Dalits.
A Yuva Morcha leadersaid that the mutt was made impure as people who ‘eat cow meat’ and those who are ‘anti-Hindu’ had entered it.
The dharma of the journalist should be to hold the powerful to account and not worry about the consequences.
Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have banned the movie, citing law and order issues.
The state government said the ban was necessary to maintain law and order.
From Noor Jehan to Qandeel Baloch: what are the consequences of not being subservient in our society?
The apex court has refused to revive a defamation case against Rajdeep Sardesai and Raghav Bahl.
The FIR alleged that songs, talks and street plays presented at the Elgar Parishad were inflammatory and incited communal differences.
“Such cuts are extremely restrictive and take away the director’s independence to explore his subject.”
With only 16 months left in his tenure, Modi has cemented himself as the only Indian PM to completely keep the press at arm’s length.
Over 1,000 people have been detained across the state for varying periods between March 2016 and August 2017 under the Act.
Making attendance mandatory for students and researchers threatens the articulation of responsible freedom – the chief reason for the university’s excellence.
Is 2018 the year where we must concede the battle? Is our democracy destined to be majoritarian? The answer to both these questions must be in the negative.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
“I have no desire to end up like Gauri Lankesh or Afrazul Khan.”
The need of the hour is for journalists to stay united, to display a sense of fraternity.
It seems Facebook is increasingly becoming a platform for people who wish to divide people, and not for those who ridicule these divisive tactics.
For comedians, 2017 has been a breakthrough year, when they didn’t shy away from taking down the rich, the famous and the powerful.
Nine journalists from national dailies and news websites have filed the petition, saying the gag order was “illegal and not tenable in law”.
“When the defendants have published the article on the basis of facts collected from a public record the same can be termed to be as enshrined in Article 21 of our Constitution.”
Myanmar had asked the UN to replace special rapporteur Yanghee Lee with someone who knows Myanmar well and is both fair and impartial.
A temporary injunction against publishing follow up stories on a subject, if left open-ended, can assume the nature of a near permanent injunction.
Poets, academics and others gathered to protest the rising tide of hatred and violence across the country.
EC Orders FIRs Against TV Channels That Aired Rahul Gandhi’s Interview, Congress Says Attack on Media
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Modi had given interviews ahead of 2014 general elections but had had not been served with punitive notice.
Author Kiran Nagarkar, in his open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asks about his silence on crimes against Muslims and the practice of curbing dissent.
The state government had banned ‘The Adivasi Will Not Dance’ in August alleging that it portrayed the Santhal community in a bad light.
The civil court has directed Jay Shah’s lawyers to be present on December 13.