Arundhati Roy

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With new focus on sedition law, India poised at juncture

September 21, 2012 5:48 PM ET

Although it is the world's largest democracy, India has retained its colonial-era sedition law. But with a national debate ensuing after the arrest of 25-year-old political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi on the antiquated sedition charge and others, members of the...

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Free speech in India: Between the bullet, baton, and gavel

May 7, 2010 11:12 AM ET

Freedom of speech and expression in India is balanced precariously between the ever-present threat of direct, physical attacks from both security forces and social vigilante groups on the one hand, and the reassurance of protection from higher judicial authorities...

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