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#HateOffender: PM Narendra Modi’s Malicious Speech Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

PM Narendra Modi’s election campaign 2019 continues to be malevolent, targeting minorities and spreading hate. Watch this video to know the pattern of his speeches that spread communal divisiveness and malicious propaganda.     Related: Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut cocks a snook at Election Model Code of Conduct Stop VHP’s Ram Navami Yatras in Bengal…

UN rights experts say Assange’s arrest exposes him to major rights violations

United Nations human rights experts said that the arrest of Julian Assange, who co-founded Wikileaks, “exposed him ‘to the risk of serious human rights violations’, if extradited to the United States,” UN News reported. On Twitter, Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, said, “By expelling #Assange from the Embassy, #Ecuador allowed #GB to arrest him,…

#HateOffender: Tejasvi Surya’s Bigotry Exposed Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

From inflammatory tweets to #MeToo allegations BJP’s South Bangalore candidate Tejasvi Surya seems to have earned his stripes by practicing a particular brand of hate and misogyny. All in all he seems to be old wine in a new bottle. Presenting our Election Special series on #HateOffenders – men and women who specialize in hate…

Former Judge in the dock for inflammatory speech at J&K rally Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

An FIR has been lodged against former district judge, Syed Tauqeer from Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The former judge reportedly resorted to inflammatory speech while addressing a gathering in the area. Tauqeer was reported to have said, “I have been told that the forest department is closing your roads. Now you have my…

BJP candidate says 2019 election is “test of the common Indian’s patriotism” Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

Tejasvi Surya, 28, the BJP’s MP candidate from Bengaluru South has courted controversy ever since his candidacy was announced. In a latest development, a brief video on Facebook shows him declaring, “This election is a test of the common Indian’s patriotism, and if you are with Modi, you are with India, if you are not with…

Journalists threatened and harassed after numbers leaked online Bid to curtail Press Freedom?

Several Indian journalists, known for their liberal and secular views, became victims of doxxing when their numbers were leaked and circulated, allegedly by right-wing social media trolls. Barkha Dutt, Abhisar Sharma, Rajdeep Sardesai and many others, have since then received threats of violence and abusive messages on their phones. Is this a conspiracy against media…

Justice Chandrachud on Why the Constitution Matters Firebrand Supreme Court Justice denounces Mob Lynching and Criminalisation of Dissent

Supreme Court Justice D Y Chandrachud, who is best known for penning dissenting judgments in landmark cases like Aadhaar and the arrest of well-known human rights activists, (where he stated “Dissent is the Safety Valve of Democracy“), reaffirmed his fierce commitment to defending constitutional values and democratic principles, with an extraordinary speech in Mumbai. Speaking…

Facing the Threat of Imminent Arrest Dr Anand Teltumbde speaks to Teesta Setalvad

Following police raids at his home last year, well known author, activist and Dalit intellectual Dr Anand Teltumbde now faces the threat of imminent arrest. His name figures in the largely discredited ‘Bhima Koregaon’ case of the Pune Police which makes a link between the Elgar Parishad held in Pune on 31st December 2017, activities…

नब्बे प्रतिशत मीडिया सिर्फ दस प्रतिशत लोगों को कवरेज दे रहा है: आरफा खानम Netizens for Democracy

आरफा खानम उन चंद पत्रकारों  में से एक हैं जो खुल कर हिंदुत्ववादी राजनीती का विरोध करतीं है, जो मोदीराज में भी सच्ची पत्रकारिता पर विश्वास रखतीं है।  इसके फ़लस्वरूप उन्हें organized trolling का निशाना बनाया जाता है।  एक अल्पसंख्यक समुदाय की महिला होने की वजह से भी हर कदम पर उन्हें कई कठिनाओं का…

सामाजिक द्वेष से लड़ने के लिए आपस में बातचीत करना ज़रूरी है: दुर्गेश पाठक Netizens for Democracy

अपने सांगठनिक कौशल के लिए चर्चा में रहने वाले आम आदमी पार्टी के दुर्गेश पाठक से CJP ने की यह ख़ास बातचीत। इस बातचीत में दुर्गेश फेक न्यूज़ और मोदीराज में फैले सामाजिक द्वेष से कैसे लड़े इसपर अपना मत रख रहे है। दुर्गेश कहते हैं की हमें आपस में बातचीत करने की ज़रुरत है…

पत्रकार नफरत का ज़रिया न बने: अभिसार शर्मा Netizens For Democracy

जाने माने पत्रकार अभिसार शर्मा अपनी खरी बोली के लिए जाने जाते है। जहाँ मोदीराज में सच बोलना ही गुनाह है, वहां अपना फ़र्ज़ निभाने के लिए अभिसार को एक नौकरी गवानी पड़ी। इस ख़ास बात चीत में पहली बार अभिसार खुल के बताते है की कैसे IB उनका पीछा करती है, कैसे पत्रकार खुद…

Peaceful critics of the government face widespread prosecution in Myanmar: HRW

In a recently released report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said that Myanmar’s “first democratically elected civilian government in decades has prosecuted large numbers of peaceful critics in violation of basic human rights,” according to the announcement of the report, which explained that the report “documents the use of broad and vaguely worded laws against activists,…

We have to Fiercely Defend any Attack on Free Speech: Sanjukta Basu Netizens for Democracy urges Liberal and Secular Voices to Unite on Social Media

Writer, photographer and political analyst Sanjukta Basu is one of India’s feistiest troll-slayers on social media. In this EXCLUSIVE interview, she tell us how to navigate the social media minefield without losing one’s humanity, dignity or sanity.   Q) What is the most terrifying thing about social media today? Can this beast be tamed? A)…

CJP condemns attempts to stifle Democratic Voices in Assam Sedition charges against Dr. Hiren Gohain are ridiculous!

As protests erupt all across India’s North East over the Citizenship Amendment Bill, an attempt is being made to stifle democratic voices like that of eminent intellectual Dr Hiren Gohain. As one of Assam’s tallest intellectuals who represents the pulse of the state, it is rather ridiculous to accuse him for sedition. Citizens for Justice…

Free Speech in India 2018 The State Rolls On

A Report by the FreeSpeechCollective Overview: The State flexes its muscles, other assaults continue unabated Free speech in India came under attack on all fronts in 2018. Alarmingly, even as assaults continued unabated, the State was all set to take on the mantle of the chief censor with repressive regulatory and surveillance mechanisms being put in place…

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