Category : Indian penal code

Hush — slander is a criminal offence in India

In India, folks with brittle egos and skeletons stacked up in their closets, can and will wield the law to clam your mouth shut, and even have you put in jail, writes Saurav Datta.

Who’s responsible for India’s anti-gay law?

Should judges or politicians tackle India's archaic ban on sex "order of nature"? Mahima Kaul reports

India: How to silence a nation

Legal proceedings have been filed against the four authors that read aloud from Salman Rushdie's The Satanic verses.
Salil Tripathi explains how outdated Colonial-era legislation is being used to curtail free expression.