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Opinion  /  Published 13.11.20

An India in chains

Some attributes of freedom are the most precious of all human rights. The right of an individual to express himself freely, move freely throughout the territory of India, assemble peaceably and withou...
By Kapil Sibal in

Opinion  /  Published 24.09.20

Living the lie: How parakeets are invented

On August 31 last, the Republican National Convention and Kenosha were the themes of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Oliver, as everyone knows, is not fond of his president. He said the RNC w...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Opinion  /  Published 19.09.20

Amoral panic: middle class, media and hysteria

As our country faces unprecedented economic, health and national security crises, it is engrossed with the lurid demonization of a young film actress. The Rhea Chakraborty affair reveals a society gri...
By Asim Ali in

Opinion  /  Published 15.09.20

Secure law: The National Security Act

The value of a law depends on its application. The National Security Act, 1980 permits preventive detention — up to a maximum of 12 months — “in certain cases and for matters connect...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 09.09.20

For freedom: Dr Kafeel Khan released

Sir — The doctor from Uttar Pradesh, Kafeel Khan, a victim of political conspiracy, has now been released from prison on the order of the Allahabad High Court (“Hope again”, Sept 7)....
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 04.09.20

‘Safe’, Kafeel lists torture

Kafeel Khan, the doctor released from jail on Tuesday after Allahabad High Court nullified his National Security Act-driven imprisonment, and his family have arrived in Jaipur, saying they felt safe i...
By Piyush Srivastava, PTI in Jaipur, Lucknow

India  /  Published 02.09.20

Quashed: Kafeel Khan's detention

Allahabad High Court on Tuesday quashed the detention of Dr Kafeel Khan under the National Security Act (NSA) and ordered his immediate release, saying the Uttar Pradesh government had done a “s...
By Piyush Srivastava, PTI in Allahabad

India  /  Published 01.09.20

Kafeel Khan released by Allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday quashed the detention of Dr. Kafeel Khan under the National Security Act and ordered his immediate release, saying his speech at the AMU didn't promote hatred o...
By Agencies in Allahabad

Opinion  /  Published 24.12.18

Freedom of expression is crucial to democracy

Laws are pivotal to society. They are necessary instruments to establish order and authority. But in the hands of authoritarian governments, legislations are often misused to deny people their rights....
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 03.04.20

4 men slapped with NSA for attacking health workers in Indore

The Indore district administration on Friday invoked the National Security Act (NSA) against four men involved in the alleged attack on health workers in Taatpatti Bakhal area of the city.This is firs...
By PTI in Bhopal


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