I had written a couple of posts (Bestseller I and Bestseller II) on a High Court judgement banning a book spewing anti-muslim propaganda. In today's Indian Express, Pratap Bhanu Mehta discusses the judgement in a larger piece on religious freedom and freedom of expression: "...courts have been unduly squeamish about protecting free expression. This squeamishness … Continue reading Bestseller III: Update on Bestseller spewing anti-Muslim Propaganda
Yesterday I posted a piece on a judgement of the Bombay High Court banning a book. I had mentioned the facts of the book and the main points raised by the author of the book. Today, I am quoting the main points of the court's judgement. After that I argue that banning books on sensitive … Continue reading Bestseller II: How scholarly are our courts?
Recently, The Ranganath Mishra Commission (National Commission for Religious and Linguistic Minorities) Report (RMC) was tabled in Parliament. One of the most talked about issues discussed in the report was that of reservation for minorities. That is neither the majority, nor the substance of the Report, as an op-ed in Indian Express also points out. … Continue reading Ranganath Mishra: Mandal II? Not Really