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Hate Speech

‘My Petition Against Hate Speech Will Have A Wider Impact’: Brinda Karat On Anurag Thakur, Pravesh Verma Case

Oct 10, 2020 Preetha Nair

Karat spoke to Outlook about why she thinks the hate speeches had a direct impact on North East Delhi riots that took place in February.

Politics, Promises And The Reality

Oct 04, 2020 Sasi Kumar

The negative rhetoric seems to be dividing America on political and racial lines. Instead of making America great again, this divide is pitching citizens against citizens and building hatred and animosity.

Delhi Riots: Congress leader Salman Khurshid, CPM Leader Brinda Karat Named In Chargesheet

The Delhi riots charge sheet said that the protected witness have stated in the statement recorded, under section 161, that several big names like politician Udit Raj, Khurshid, Karat had come to the Khureji protest site and gave "provocative speech".

Delhi Riots: Facebook Official Skips Delhi Assembly Panel Proceedings, To Get 'Last Chance'

Sep 15, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

The Delhi Assembly panel had earlier said that prima facie it had found that Facebook was complicit in aggravating the Delhi riots in northeast Delhi in February that left 53 dead and over 400 injured.

Delhi Riots: Delhi Assembly Panel Summons Facebook Officials Over Hate Speech Row

The panel had earlier said that prima facie it had found that Facebook was complicit in aggravating the Delhi riots in northeast Delhi in February that left 53 dead and over 400 injured.

03 September, 2020

Under Pressure, Facebook Bans BJP’s Raja Singh For Hate Speech

Outlook Web Bureau

Facebook had earlier taken down some posts by BJP leader T Raja Singh after a US-based publication had reported on an alleged bias favouring the ruling party.

24 August, 2020

Social Media Needs New, Transparent Rulebook For Moderation

Ekta Kumar

Facebook has been criticised for its handling of hate speech. It’s an issue that it has been grappling with for years, as so much can lie in between. But the world of social media keeps evolving, so should the rulebook.

19 August, 2020

Face The Book Of Digital Monopolies: Why India Must Develop Swadeshi Apps

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Now that the bugle call of Atmanirbhar Bharat has been raised, one has to put money where the mouth is and start supporting the Indian apps. It is high time that the government and public institutions chart out a glide path away from digital monopolies that are not completely under the control of the Republic of India.

31 May, 2020

Casteist Remarks Made During Phone Call, Away From Public View, Not An Offence: Court


'Merely uttering such wrong words in the absence of any public view does not show any intention to humiliate the complainant who besides being Sarpanch, belongs to Scheduled Caste community,' the court said.

10 May, 2020

'No Muslim Staff': Bakery Owner In Chennai Arrested For Offensive Advertisement

Outlook Web Bureau

A bakery owner in Chennai has been arrested for an advertisement that gave a wrong impression about Muslims.

28 April, 2020

'Don't Buy Vegetables From Muslims,' Says BJP MLA, Defends Remarks

Outlook Web Bureau

The BJP MLA defended his remarks and said that he was merely responding to the complaints of the people who alleged that Muslims vendors spit on vegetables to spread Coronavirus.


19 April, 2020

'Have To Start Our Own Platforms': Kangana Ranaut Asks Govt To 'Demolish' Twitter

Outlook Web Bureau

Kangana's sister Rangoli's verified Twitter account was suspended recently after her post was reported by several people who considered it a hate tweet.

16 April, 2020

Rangoli Chandel's Twitter Handle Suspended Over Hate Speech


Rangoli Chandel has a history of sharing tweets that have been widely criticised for inciting hate.

04 March, 2020

'Can't Give Such Long Adjournment': Top Court Directs HC To Hear Pleas On Delhi Violence On Friday

Outlook Web Bureau

Ten riot victims had filed a plea seeking lodging of FIRs against politicians for alleged hate speeches.

28 February, 2020

Hate Speech: HC Seeks Centre, Delhi Govt's Reply On Plea For FIR Against Gandhis, Owaisi Brothers, RJ Sayema


The Delhi High Court issued the notice to the Union Home Ministry, Delhi government and the police

03 February, 2020

BJP 'Upset' After Anantkumar Hegde Says Gandhi-Led Freedom Struggle 'Drama'

Outlook Web Bureau

While addressing a public event in Bengaluru on Saturday, the Lok Sabha MP said the entire freedom movement was "staged with the consent and support of the British".

08 November, 2019

'Better, No Trolls': Why Some Indians Are Boycotting Twitter And Switching To Mastodon

Outlook Web Bureau

All you need to know about the lesser-known platform Mastodon and why it is relevant in the controversy that Twitter India is facing.


23 October, 2019

#BoycottMuslims: When Hate Is Mainstreamed, It Becomes A National Trait

Shajahan Madampat

I have always believed that one kind of communalism invariably feeds into the other, forming a symbiotic ecosystem of destructiveness.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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