If decryption is at the heart of privacy violations, then strong encryption needs to be at the heart of privacy protection.
If there is one thing we should take away from the 9/11 surveillance era, it is that we cannot afford to put off the balancing of security and privacy in a constitutional context
Half of Mumbai’s residents are slum dwellers. Constantly being evicted by the authorities, what if they were to occupy railway tracks – as Rajasthan’s Gujjars did – to ask for their right to housing? Would they be allowed to do so for even an hour?
In its present state, Indian surveillance law is unable to bear the weight of the CMS project, and must be vastly strengthened to protect privacy and accountability before the state is given direct access to communications.
One of the country’s leading academic institutions has ‘derecognised’ a student group that had been organising discussions on campus that took a critical view of the Modi government’s policies
Photographs from Atali village tell their own story
At least two victims confirmed that the police withdrew itself for two hours once the attack started. “The police had been in the village for many days. But that evening none of them could be seen,” said one.