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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?

Third Gender and the Crisis of Citizenship

Why do transgender persons migrate to Tamil Nadu from Kerala despite the latter having high development indicators? A comparative study looks at the experience of the transgender community and their citizenship rights.

'Disaffection' and the Law: The Chilling Effect of Sedition Laws in India

What place does a colonial legacy which, in its logic, believes that people are bound to feel affection for the state, and should not show any enmity, contempt, hatred or hostility towards the government established by law, have in a modern democratic state like India? This question lies at the heart of this essay, which examines how these laws impact the ability of citizens to freely express themselves and limit the ability to constructively criticise or express dissent against governments.
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