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Jhansi train incident with nuns shows Christian habits are the new skullcaps in India -Rachel John After Christian nuns were harassed over fears of ‘forceful conversion’, church groups are advising nuns and priests not to step out in their habits. Clothes are deeply embedded in the regional and cultural framework of India. But today, they are being used for something far more sinister — religious profiling. Certain clothing items are categorically unsafe to wear in this country because they make you easy targets, as the recent train incident...

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IT Act doesn’t empower government to seek removal of Twitter’s ‘manipulated media’ tag: Experts

-The Hindu Nearly 24 hours after the Centre’s request, the label remains. The government does not have the power under the Information Technology Act to direct Twitter to remove the ‘manipulated media’ tag from certain tweets, experts said. They say the Centre’s move raises concerns of censorship and view the action as “needless interference” in implementation of the terms of service of a private company conducting business in India. The government on Friday had...

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Parliament proceedings: Government welcomes dissent on social media, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

-The Hindu ‘Issue is not of use of social media, it is of abuse and misuse of social media’. Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday that climate activist Disha Ravi’s arrest was based on law and order and it is under judicial process. He added that the House should consider “should some people abuse social media internationally to defame India to promote secessionism.” Replying to a question...

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‘Citizens can’t be jailed for disagreeing with state policies’: Top quotes from Disha Ravi’s bail order

-The Indian Express In the bail order, Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana noted that the accused had "absolutely no criminal antecedents". Ravi was granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and two sureties of like amount. Twenty-two-year-old activist Disha Ravi, who was arrested in connection with a Toolkit on the farmer protests that was tweeted by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, was granted bail by a Sessions Court in Delhi...

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Burning of Thunberg’s images are symbolic warnings of possible fate that awaits woman seen as ‘too independent’ -Sanjay Srivastava

-The Indian Express If the sight of a group of men torching images and effigies of a young woman does not make our stomachs churn, then, perhaps, we have become completely habituated to the idea of violence against women and past efforts to address the issues have been in vain. The arrest of climate activist Disha Ravi on the charge of sharing a protest “Toolkit” and the burning of posters and effigies...

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