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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India suspends policemen over Facebook arrests

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 09:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Mumbai

    ... 66a of the Information Technology Act, which forbids “sending false and offensive messages through communication services” and can lead to three years in jail. “In the age of information and technology, we appear to be kissing goodbye to the Constitution-guaranteed fundamental right of freedom to speech and expression ever since Section 66a was introduced,” said a piece in The Hindu. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1092393/india-suspends-policemen-over-facebook-arrests
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian cartoonist charged with sedition leaves jail

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 04:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Mumbai

    ... outraged freedom of expression campaigners. “Although I’m free, the battle will continue. Whenever there is an infringement of legal rights, our fight will continue,” Aseem Trivedi told a crowd ... Asia director, said. Trivedi was arrested in Mumbai under laws governing sedition, information technology and protecting India’s national flag and constitution, after a private complaint from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1034970/indian-cartoonist-charged-sedition-leaves-jail
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    ‘Bachelor’ Narendra Modi finally owns up to having a wife

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:28pm by AFP

    ... In the column of the affidavit to mention spouses, the chief minister of Gujarat wrote "Jashodaben", but he states elsewhere in the filing that he had "no information" about her. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1474243/bachelor-narendra-modi-finally-owns-having-wife
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indians arrested for Facebook post on Mumbai shutdown

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 03:14pm by Agence France-Presse in Mumbai

    ... as well as a friend who “liked” the comment. The pair were due to appear in court later in the day charged under the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act, said Police Inspector ... who was widely accused of stoking ethnic and religious violence. India in recent months has shown sensitivity to criticism of its politicians, sparking criticism in turn from freedom of speech ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1086094/indians-arrested-facebook-post-mumbai-shutdown
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian guru declared dead and kept in freezer for six weeks is 'just meditating', say followers

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 02:09pm

    ... as they were seeking a share of his properties. But the court rejected the man’s petition after receiving information from authorities confirming his death, reportedly from a heart attack, said Reeta ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1447735/indian-guru-declared-dead-and-kept-freezer-six-weeks-just-meditating
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    India police launch sedition probe after students cheer Pakistan team

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 06:36pm by AFP

    ... In 2012, an anti-government cartoonist was arrested in another sedition case, raising concerns about limits on freedom of speech. Prosecutors later dropped the charge against the cartoonist whose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1441959/india-police-launch-sedition-probe-after-students-cheer-pakistan-team
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    First Indian film museum to open in Bollywood city of Mumbai

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:05am by AFP

    ... this is not a museum of collections but a museum of information, interaction and education through a sensory experience," said Gangar. Procuring original memorabilia was also a challenge for the museum, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1444695/first-indian-film-museum-open-bollywood-city-mumbai
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    India passes bill creating new state despite MPs’ protests

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 02:34pm by Reuters

    ... three new states in 2000, and the creation of Telangana could revive statehood demands in other regions. Hyderabad was a princely state when India won freedom from British rule in 1947 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1432557/india-passes-bill-creating-new-state-despite-mps-protests
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Rickshaw driver Bunty Sharma kills American wife, sets himself on fire

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:48am by AFP

    ... in New Delhi refused to comment on the case but Mathur cited embassy officials as saying that they had informed the victim's family about her death. The case grabbed headlines yesterday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1433482/rickshaw-driver-bunty-sharma-kills-american-wife-sets-himself-fire
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    India’s top court halts release of Rajiv Gandhi killers

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 03:20pm by AFP

    ... Gandhi was an attack on the soul of India Manmohan Singh Announcing legal action against the move, Singh staunchly rejected any right to freedom, saying Gandhi’s 1991 assassination by a female ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1431853/indian-pm-manmohan-singh-denounces-plans-release-rajiv-gandhi-killers

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