Speaking truth to power often means paying the price: India in 2023

These are critical times in India’s history: in fact, whether we would like to accept it or not, it is a break or make moment! At stake is the...

RJD MP Manoj Jha’s Delhi University Lecture Cancelled, Triggers Political Row

The DU professor said he was invited to virtually address college and university teachers as a resource for a refresher social work and social sciences course on Sept 4.

Noted rights defender and environmental rights activist, Prafulla Samantara abducted from hotel room in Rayagada, later found in Berhampur: Orissa

Sabrangindia spoke to well recognised environmentalist and Adivasi rights activist Prafulla Samantara, who said men masquerading as “police” forced their entry into the Hotel room (where he was due to attend a press conference) and whisked him away from Rayagada on a roundabout route to Behrampur, a distance of 255 kilometres, without FIR or warrant; Samantara an awardee of the international Green Nobel Prize, the Goldman International prize has now filed an FIR

The ‘Fascist BJP, Down’ slogan not an offence: Madras HC quashes FIR against academic

Five years ago, in 2018, research scholar Lois Sofia had raised the slogan at the Thoothukudi airport and in a flight which had Tamilisai Soundararajan, who is now governor of Telangana and Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, and was then TN BJP chief.

Is Ashoka univ “falling short of its Declared Vision? 300 + academics stand up for Sabyasachi Das

"It is clear from this sequence of events that what was at stake was not the academic merit of his paper, but the threat it posed to the ruling party. There has been no detailed academic counter to this paper, only ad hominem attacks in the public."

We20 activists stand firm against blockade by Delhi Police trained for Modi’s G-20

Despite the police at the gates, the collective gathered within Surjeet Singh Bhavan  –where delegates demanded that the rich and aspirational countries should put people above profits – was one of a community of intellectuals and a cultural gathering.

FIR against student Lois Sophia who shouted anti-BJP slogan on flight quashed: Madras High Court

Sofia, a research scholar from Canada, was booked in September 2018 after she shouted "fascist BJP government down, down" on board a flight to Thoothukudi.

Attempts to control academic freedom gives rise to protest by faculty, Ashoka University and IISc an example

In Ashoka University, faculty threaten an “exodus” in solidarity with resignation by assistant professor for research paper; faculty of IISc intervene when Teesta Setalvad not allowed to give speech on harmony

Mumbai: Unprecedented Draconian Crackdown on activists, on “9th August Quit India Day!”

Freedom Fighter Dr. G G Parikh prevented from reaching the August Kranti Maidan, Tushar Gandhi, taken to Santacruz police station, Teesta Setalvad was stopped from leaving her residence!

Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2023 draconian & dangerous: Editor’s Guild (EGI)

The Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2023, recently introduced in the Rajya Sabha provides for draconian powers and intrusive powers of seize and search, seriously threatening press and freedom of expression says EGI


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