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The Supreme Court launched a criminal contempt of court against cartoonist Rachita Taneja and stand-up comic Kunal Kamra for posts that criticised it.
The Indian microblogging site is also being compared to Parler, the infamous American Twitter rival that is home to far-right extremists and Trump supporters in the U.S.
This is the latest in the series of curbs aimed at silencing human rights defenders in India. Activists are concerned about how far the government will go.
Indian lawyer and tech policy expert Sarvjeet Singh breaks down why the probe into Facebook’s alleged role in Indian politics is significant, and whether it would lead anywhere.
Changes made by the Indian government to Jammu and Kashmir’s domicile and land laws could end up changing the region’s identity.
A year after its autonomy was revoked, Kashmir continues to be a mess of human rights violations.
Last month, sloganeering by a group of queer people led to sedition charges against 51 of them, while the organisers stood by and watched. Now, young, vulnerable LGBTQ folks are worried about speaking up too.
Protesters are being beaten up, fired at by tear gas, and even getting shot at directly. They’re getting detained and arrested en masse. But they persist.
The government also deployed troops and disabled the internet in some parts of the country.
The founders of Madrasah Rahimiya Global Academy in Jalalabad, Uttar Pradesh, say that the one-hour lectures were made mandatory after recent reports of mob lynchings and lockdown in Kashmir.
“How many times in your life have you seen your Prime Minister painted on a wall in a funny, satirical manner? Probably never. Maybe nobody has the courage to do it. Maybe nobody thinks it's important enough. But I think otherwise.”
A lowdown on the rough and tumble of Indian politics to see what the future might have in store for us.