The new rules will undeniably harm freedom of expression, privacy and security and could be subject to legal challenges, said Mozilla Corporation public policy advisor Udbhav Tiwari. Some activists warn the regulations could be challenged in court.
No woman has been hanged in India by the justice system since 1955.
A massive crowd of farmers and farm workers gathered in India's northern Punjab state in a show of strength against new farm laws.
Under fire by Indian government, Twitter is facing high stakes in a country of 1.3 billion where it has millions of users and is ardently used by PM Modi, his cabinet ministers and other leaders to communicate with the public.
The protests are arguably the biggest challenge to the authority of the ruling BJP government to date, and they are going nowhere.
Search continues for missing after a Himalayan glacier broke and swept away a small hydroelectric dam in Uttarakhand state, as calls grow against dam-building spree in the eco-sensitive region.
A blanket internet ban, the world's longest in a democracy which rights activists dubbed "digital apartheid" and "collective punishment", came into effect on August 5, 2019, when New Delhi unilaterally annexed the disputed Himalayan region.
Amid ongoing farmer protests and global focus on them, Twitter's refusal to comply with the Modi government's order to block hundreds of accounts puts the social media giant at the centre of a political firestorm.
The right-wing troll backlash against the star for supporting the farmers' protests reveals how the ruling political class stokes, rather than discourages deep fissures in society.
Although several Indian news outlets claimed the case was directly against the Swedish climate activist, a Reuters journalist has said “nobody has been named in the FIR,” which mentions unidentified authors of the toolkit.
An independent database has documented the staggering rise of sedition cases against Indian citizens since the BJP came to power.
Kangana Ranaut, a staunch Bharatiya Janata Party supporter, called farmers protesting controversial agriculture laws terrorists in a tweet, which was one of two that the platform had removed.
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