The draconian Digital Security Act (DSA) strikes again, and most worryingly, in collusion with communal bigotry.
Alt News Co-founder Mohammed Zubair was produced in a court in Sitapur of India’s Uttar Pradesh state today (July 4, 2022) in connection with a new FIR lodged against him for allegedly calling Hindu seers "hate mongers".
Indian journalist and Alt News portal co-founder Mohammad Zubair was arrested today (June 27, 2022) by the Delhi Police for allegedly hurting religious sentiments, said officials.
India's government sought on Monday to calm anger at home and abroad after two officials of the ruling BJP party made remarks about the Prophet Mohammed, with 38 people arrested for rioting in a northern city and a protest planned later in Mumbai.
The investigation committee from education ministry has ascertained that the allegations against Hriday Chandra Mondal of hurting religious sentiments in the classroom at Binodpur Ram Kumar High School in Munshiganj were in fact false.
Hriday Chandra Mondal, who teaches maths and science at Binodpur Ram Kumar High School in Munshiganj, has returned to class today (April 19, 2022) after 28 days.
It is always the same story – a Facebook image, post, or message hurting religious sentiments, an outpouring of rage both on social media and on the streets, ending in attacks on minority communities.
Anyone spreading negative propaganda against the Liberation War or the Father of the Nation, using digital devices, will risk being sentenced to life in prison, according to the draft of a new law. The draft of Digital Security Act-2016 also stipulates two-year imprisonment for "deliberately" defaming someone or hurting anyone's religious sentiment by publishing or broadcasting something through digital devices.