freedom of speech

HC grants permission to conduct Public Conference against CAA-NRC-NPR

HC grants permission to conduct Public Conference against CAA-NRC-NPR

‘Makkal Athikaram’, a social organization, has been permitted by the Madras  High Court to conduct a public conference called “Withdraw the Citizenship Amendment Act-National Register of Citizens-National Population Register, which destroy the Secularism and Basic Structure of the Constitution of India” on February 23rd 2020, at the Thenur Ulavar Santhai Corporation Ground, Trichy. When the…

India fighting digital misinformation and online fake news

India fighting digital misinformation and online fake news

Spread of fake news through social media is a serious problem in the country today. We all come across fake news, misinformation or disinformation through videos, memes and through other such digital forms of communication almost on a daily basis. An important cause of the problem is that receivers believe anything sent to them over…

Restriction on election model of conduct is not violative of Article 19(1)(a)and 19 (1)(g): Delhi high court

Restriction on election model of conduct is not violative of Article 19(1)(a)and 19 (1)(g): Delhi high court

Delhi high court has given a verdict in which the court finds that certain restriction imposed by the election commission in its authoritative power is not against any law. The dispute arose when the petitioner was refused by the election commission to engage in providing spaces for the advertisement of parties in commercial areas during…

Defamation on Social Media

Defamation on Social Media

The use of social media has revolutionized the way people interact with each other and the way information is shared and accessed. This ease of communication has given way much freedom for people to interact without any hindrances. Internet and social media have definitely made lives better and more connected than ever. However, the onset…

Section 144 CrPC as tool to suppress the legitimate expression of opinion

Section 144 CrPC as tool to suppress the legitimate expression of opinion

When the law prevailing in system for the welfare of the citizen and for the maintenance of the peace in the society are being used in a manner that the genuine and responsible citizen are being affected then their is need for the lawmakers to question themselves as well as the authority which are acting…

Internet shutdown in Kashmir unconstitutional: SC

Internet shutdown in Kashmir unconstitutional: SC

After 5 months of internet shutdown in Kashmir, the longest in any democracy, the Supreme Court gave constitutional validity to internet as a mean to exercise the right to freedom of speech and expression and the right to carry on trade or business. In a PIL filed by Kashmir Times on 10th August 2019, the…

Right of Speech and Expression on Internet

Right of Speech and Expression on Internet

The Internet offers extraordinary opportunities for “speakers,”.  Political candidates, cultural critics, students — anyone who wants to express an opinion about anything — can make their thoughts available to a world-wide audience far more easily than has ever been possible before.  A large and growing group of Internet participants have seized that opportunity. Pornography, hate…

SC issues notice to centre, says, SMC will create a surveillance state

The Supreme Court has now issued notice to the Centre over its decision to establish a social media communication hub under the ministry of information and broadcasting for monitoring activities on social media. The Supreme Court said if the government starts tapping WhatsApp messages, the country would move towards becoming a surveillance state and sought…