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The Resource Stifling dissent : the criminalization of peaceful expression in India, [written by Jayshree Bajoria and Linda Lakhdhir]

Stifling dissent : the criminalization of peaceful expression in India, [written by Jayshree Bajoria and Linda Lakhdhir]

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Stifling dissent : the criminalization of peaceful expression in India
Title
Stifling dissent
Title remainder
the criminalization of peaceful expression in India
Statement of responsibility
[written by Jayshree Bajoria and Linda Lakhdhir]
Title variation
  • Criminalization of peaceful expression in India
  • India, stifling dissent
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eng
Summary
India's constitution protects the right to peaceful expression and its courts have issued numerous decisions that are protective of the right. However governments at both the national and state level persist in using harsh laws, many of them relics of the colonial era, to criminalize peaceful expression and arrest critics. While some prosecutions, in the end, have been dismissed or abandoned, many people who have engaged in nothing more than peaceful criticism have been arrested, held in pre-trial detention, and forced to defend themselves in costly criminal proceedings. Fear of such actions has led others to engage in self-censorship. In 2016 there has been a spike in the number of sedition cases filed nationwide. Human Rights Watch calls on the Indian government to drop all pending charges and investigations against those who are facing prosecution for the exercise of their right to freedom of expression, halt the abuse of the legal process and detain critics, and amend or repeal relevant laws to bring them into line with international human rights standards
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Bajoria, Jayshree
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Lakhdhir, Linda
  • Human Rights Watch (Organization)
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  • Freedom of expression
  • Assembly, Right of
  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of association
  • Sedition
  • Computer crimes
  • Political persecution
  • India
  • India
  • India
Label
Stifling dissent : the criminalization of peaceful expression in India, [written by Jayshree Bajoria and Linda Lakhdhir]
Link
https://www.hrw.org/report/2016/05/24/stifling-dissent/criminalization-peaceful-expression-india
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Note
  • "May 2016"--Table of contents page
  • "This report was researched and written by Jayshree Bajoria, Asia consultant at Human Rights Watch and Linda Lakhdhir, legal consultant"--Acknowledgments
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Key Recommendations
  • Methodology
  • I.
  • International and Domestic Legal Standards:
  • The Indian Constitution
  • Interpreting the Constitution
  • II.
  • Laws Criminalizing Peaceful Expression and Illustrative Cases:
  • The Sedition Law
  • Criminal Defamation
  • Summary
  • Information Technology Act
  • Hurting Religious Sentiments
  • Hate Speech
  • Book Bans, the Heckler's Veto, and Harassment of Authors and Artists
  • Counterterrorism Laws
  • The Official Secrets Act, 1923
  • III.
  • Other Laws that Restrict Freedom of Expression:
  • Criminal Intimidation
  • Protection of "Public Tranquility"
  • The Sedition Law
  • Contempt of Court
  • Website Blocking under the Information Technology Act
  • Prevention of Atrocities against Scheduled Castes and Tribes
  • Penal Code Section 505(1)(c)
  • IV.
  • Recommendations:
  • To the Government of India
  • To the Indian Parliament
  • To the Attorney General's Office
  • To State Governments
  • Criminal Defamation
  • To The Judiciary
  • To the International Community
  • Laws Regulating the Internet
  • Counterterrorism Laws
  • The Process is the Punishment
  • The Heckler's Veto
  • International Law
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
116 pages
Isbn
9781623133542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn950733317
  • (OCoLC)950733317
Label
Stifling dissent : the criminalization of peaceful expression in India, [written by Jayshree Bajoria and Linda Lakhdhir]
Link
https://www.hrw.org/report/2016/05/24/stifling-dissent/criminalization-peaceful-expression-india
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "May 2016"--Table of contents page
  • "This report was researched and written by Jayshree Bajoria, Asia consultant at Human Rights Watch and Linda Lakhdhir, legal consultant"--Acknowledgments
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Key Recommendations
  • Methodology
  • I.
  • International and Domestic Legal Standards:
  • The Indian Constitution
  • Interpreting the Constitution
  • II.
  • Laws Criminalizing Peaceful Expression and Illustrative Cases:
  • The Sedition Law
  • Criminal Defamation
  • Summary
  • Information Technology Act
  • Hurting Religious Sentiments
  • Hate Speech
  • Book Bans, the Heckler's Veto, and Harassment of Authors and Artists
  • Counterterrorism Laws
  • The Official Secrets Act, 1923
  • III.
  • Other Laws that Restrict Freedom of Expression:
  • Criminal Intimidation
  • Protection of "Public Tranquility"
  • The Sedition Law
  • Contempt of Court
  • Website Blocking under the Information Technology Act
  • Prevention of Atrocities against Scheduled Castes and Tribes
  • Penal Code Section 505(1)(c)
  • IV.
  • Recommendations:
  • To the Government of India
  • To the Indian Parliament
  • To the Attorney General's Office
  • To State Governments
  • Criminal Defamation
  • To The Judiciary
  • To the International Community
  • Laws Regulating the Internet
  • Counterterrorism Laws
  • The Process is the Punishment
  • The Heckler's Veto
  • International Law
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
116 pages
Isbn
9781623133542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn950733317
  • (OCoLC)950733317

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