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?
I recently saw a judgement of the Bombay High Court (RV Bhasin v. State of Maharashtra, January 6, 2010) on censorship of a book. The judgement is important as it deals with our freedom of speech and expression. A book was banned by the government through an official Notification in 2003. Normally, any story about … Continue reading Bestseller spewing anti-muslim propaganda banned