On January 19, 2020, the Supreme Court finally pronounced its judgment in the petitions challenging the communication blockade in Kashmir which was in place since August 5, 2019.
Today when the nation affects all, across gender and generation, what we see today isn’t just a movement but paradigm shift.
The freedom of speech and expression of individuals can never be compromised for unrealistic restrictions put forth by the state, be it through a provision of a Personal Data Protection Bill or a restriction to their right to protest on the streets.
Instead of protecting rights, the Personal Data Protection Bill weakens privacy and violates constitutionally guaranteed provisions.
Amidst deafening slogans, the women and men of Park Circus zealously sit in demonstration against the discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act.
Close to 150 students, in a campus of 450, marched with roaring rallying cries against the unconstitutional Citizenship Amendment Act in NUALS, Kochi.
Citizenship should provide me with a sense of freedom. Freedom to express my views even if it is in a form of criticism for the betterment of the nation.
UP police particularly have been reported to have defied law leading to the rise of the death toll to 23. Over 5,500 have been detained and 1,100 arrested.
Considering India’s economic reality, one would begin to question how we were not able to see these numbers beyond the clouds of communalism and divisive politics.
So, if you’re neutral towards government action, you’d be classified as apolitical. But, we live in a democracy where our civic and social rights are ensured by an elected government, so how does “having no political bias” work?