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  1. The PornBan debate: our archived pieces on the subject

    Sadly, the debate on banning pornography has not moved very far over the last two years. Here are pieces that CCG has published on the subject over time: The problem with blanket bans of  online pornography: filtering online content Blocking online pornography: who should make constitutional decisions about speech Porn and… Read More

  2. A basic right is in danger

    The post originally appeared in The Hindu on 31st July 2015. The Attorney General’s argument questioning the right of Indians to privacy is wrong on two counts. But worse, it goes against the interests of the people on every count. “While opinions may vary about Aadhar, the government is expected… Read More

  3. Private Censorship and the Tethered Media

    DNA newspaper’s removal of Rana Ayyub’s brave piece on Amit Shah with no explanation is shocking. It is reminiscent of the role that media owners played in censoring journalists before publication during the Emergency, prompting L.K. Advani to say, “You were asked to… Read More

  4. Govt pushes UID Bill through to quash SC case

    Author: Nikhil Kanekal The union government’s swift approval of the National Identification Authority of India Bill through the cabinet of ministers on 8 October, even as its law officers stood before the Supreme Court in a related case, is a… Read More

  5. Exercising freedom of expression by NOTA voting

    Author: Nikhil Kanekal A recent judgment by the Supreme Court of India has elevated the right to vote was to a constitutional right by connecting it with the right to freedom of speech and expression and the right to liberty under Articles 19(1)(a) and 21,… Read More

  6. Government says it cannot provide subsidies without Aadhar

    The government submitted to the court that Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) relies on Aadhar to provide subsidies to the public. "There is a problem now. MoPNG distributes subsidised cooking gas to the tune of Rs. 40,000 crores," said Vahanvati to the bench, adding, "Aadhar is the only foolproof mechanism through which we can do this." Read More

  7. Delhi High Court wants govt to host all official communication internally

    Author: Nikhil Kanekal In a significant order on the security and jurisdiction of official communication, the Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Government of India to ensure that all official communication be hosted on government controlled servers located within the country. The government was asked to comply with this… Read More

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