Members of the All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation hold placards in a silent protest in front of the Consulate General of the United States in Hyderabad on June 4 in solidarity over the death of George Floyd. Photo: AFPMembers of the All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation hold placards in a silent protest in front of the Consulate General of the United States in Hyderabad on June 4 in solidarity over the death of George Floyd. Photo: AFP
Members of the All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation hold placards in a silent protest in front of the Consulate General of the United States in Hyderabad on June 4 in solidarity over the death of George Floyd. Photo: AFP
Aakar Patel
Opinion

Opinion

Aakar Patel

How Modi’s India is silencing criticism and failing to uphold the right to free speech

  • The state has a fondness for laws that are broad and draconian in their ability to detain people, such as on sedition and preventive detention
  • Free speech in India, while apparently guaranteed by the constitution, is in many cases forbidden in practice

Members of the All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation hold placards in a silent protest in front of the Consulate General of the United States in Hyderabad on June 4 in solidarity over the death of George Floyd. Photo: AFPMembers of the All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation hold placards in a silent protest in front of the Consulate General of the United States in Hyderabad on June 4 in solidarity over the death of George Floyd. Photo: AFP
Members of the All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation hold placards in a silent protest in front of the Consulate General of the United States in Hyderabad on June 4 in solidarity over the death of George Floyd. Photo: AFP
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