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Supreme Court adjourns Journalist Vinod Dua’s plea on SG’s request, extends Interim Protection

Sushant Kumar. The Supreme Court, on Monday (July 20) adjourned the plea seeking for the quashing of an FIR filed against Journalist Vinod Dua, at the request of Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta, appearing on behalf of the Himachal Pradesh police. It has been listed for further hearing on the next Monday, July 27. Consequently, the Apex… Continue reading Supreme Court adjourns Journalist Vinod Dua’s plea on SG’s request, extends Interim Protection

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Editors Guild Terms Registration of FIR against Supriya Sharma as Unjustifiable and Reprehensible

Sushant Kumar. The UP Police registered an FIR against The Scroll Executive Editor Supriya Sharma in relation to a report titled "In Varanasi village adopted by Prime Minister Modi, people went hungry during lockdown". Mala Devi, a resident of Varanasi's Domari village, complained that Sharma misrepresented her comments and that she has made fun of her… Continue reading Editors Guild Terms Registration of FIR against Supriya Sharma as Unjustifiable and Reprehensible

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SC grants Interim Protection to Journalist Vinod Dua in Sedition case, refuses to stay investigation

Sushant Kumar. The Supreme Court on Sunday (May 14, 2020) granted interim protection to journalist Vinod Dua until the next date of hearing in a case filed against him alleging sedition and perpetrating communal disharmony. The bench comprising Justices UU Lalit, MM Shantanagoudar and Vineet Saran issued notice to the Centre, Himachal Pradesh government and… Continue reading SC grants Interim Protection to Journalist Vinod Dua in Sedition case, refuses to stay investigation

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The Right to Criticise Government: Striking Balance between Sedition and Freedom of Speech

By Ankur Jain* Introduction: Article 19(3) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966 endows freedom of speech and expression to the individuals with certain reasonable restrictions. In the same manner, our Constitution provides all of us right to freedom of speech and expression under Article 19(1)(a), along with certain restrictions provided under… Continue reading The Right to Criticise Government: Striking Balance between Sedition and Freedom of Speech