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Articles By Hate Speech

Do Indian Courts Face A Dilemma in Interpreting Hate Speech?

While some consider “hate speech” to be inevitable in the realisation of the right to freedom of speech and expression, others equate it with immorality, blasphemy and treason. Indian laws attempt to balance these two approaches by classifying which hate speech is criminal and which is protected by the fundamental rights. What is the legislative intent behind the law, and what is the dilemma faced by the court in interpretation of the same?

 

India Needs a Fresh Strategy to Tackle Online Extreme Speech

Abuse and disinformation should be approached as an important culture of mediatised politics in the digital age, which not only reflects extant political differences but significantly shapes what it means to participate in public life for a net fed generation.