Tackling Hate Speech

Synopsis: There are no laws on hate speech as such, so India needs a political and pedagogical solution to control the menace. Introduction Recently, a Bishop from Kerala in his speech coined the term Narcotic Jihad and criticised few members of the Muslim religion. But the speech aimed at a particular religion has a divisive… Continue reading Tackling Hate Speech

CJI flags “Communal content” in media

Synopsis: To understand how to balance free speech with accountability for digital media. Introduction Recently, the Chief Justice of India has raised his concerns over the fake information published on various web sources like Facebook, YouTube etc. He also mentioned that it has the potential to incite communal tensions and can bring communal disharmony. This… Continue reading CJI flags “Communal content” in media

Open Doors not Walls

Source: Indian Express Relevance: Gandhian Values Synopsis: It is not enough to protect the precincts of Sabarmati Ashram, we must go beyond that. Adopting the Gandhian way of building a mutually nurturing society, should be the aim. Introduction: The Mahatma Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati has always attracted universal respect in India and outside. It has… Continue reading Open Doors not Walls

Faith and Marriage

Source: Indian Express, The Hindu Relevance: To understand the issue of interfaith marriages Synopsis: Dubious legislations cannot be allowed to criminalise interfaith marriages Introduction: Gujarat HC has recently struck down certain provisions of the ‘Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act, 2021’ which are contrary to the fundamental rights of the citizen. Many states like UP, MP, Himachal… Continue reading Faith and Marriage