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Period." he noted. Like he has penned it Mann jaa ve… mainu shopping kara de. We also wanted to recreate the magic of Baby Doll,these festivals bind me all the more to my family back home. For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related News I don’t know why he did it.s baseline survey marked that these many people were not included in the Centre? He started off with a bang with a break of 44 points in the first frame followed by another break of 32 points. All Arundhati and JNU group behind this after Paresh Rawal and I tweeted against Arundhati for her anti-India stand, including JNU student-activist Shehla Rashid.

download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Published: July 18, She said that the couple “work really hard” to protect their family so that everything is alright,done and Bangalore are 101/4 2112? a rom-com slated to release on 21st November. (Source: AP) Related News Arsenal legend Thierry Henry criticised on Saturday criticised Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for his decision to leave the Gunners for Liverpool, questioning his motivations.(English Premier League Home | Fixtures | Standings/Table) Henry was quoted by the Independent as saying “He spoke on the Liverpool website about that he could see Klopp making him a better player and that there’s a love and togetherness Are you telling us you didn’t have that at Arsenal” Henry even went on to say that he still does not know what the English footballer is good at “Or are you looking forward to something else He’s saying that after an hour of training at Liverpool You have to bring something on the table I have been watching him for a very long time and I still don’t know what he’s good at” said Henry Oxlade-Chamberlain had said ahead of Saturday’s game against Manchester City that Arsene Wenger’s character and attacking philosophy drove him to walk away from Arsenal after six years at the club “You can find out on all players what they are not good at but normally you also find out what they are good at He needs to bring something to the table and give something to work with” added Henry For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Lawrence Liang | Published: February 16 2016 12:20 am JNUSU student President Kanhaiya Kumar was booked for sedition over some alleged anti-national slogans during the Afzal Guru event held in JNU (Source: Express photo by Praveen Khanna) Related News Over the decades the Indian Supreme Court has developed a rich and robust jurisprudence of free speech and with a few exceptions has generally ruled in favour of free speech against repressive measures This was most recently evidenced in the famous Shreya Singhal judgment that held Section 66A of the Information Technology Act to be in violation of Article 19(1)(a) And yet we persistently hear of cases including the ongoing sedition case against students of JNU where the law is used to harass or silence any form of critique or dissent The Supreme Court has persistently held that for the offence of sedition to be satisfied there has to be a causal relationship between speech and acts of violence and mere speech regardless of how subversive it is does not amount to sedition But the ease with which complaints of sedition or speech that allegedly hurts the sentiments of a community are brought before the police and criminal action initiated against the speakers is a cause of worry Rajeev Dhavan in his book Published and be Damned argues that imperfect as the jurisprudence of free speech in India is it at least provides us with a platform to challenge unreasonable acts of the state The real challenge is how we tackle lumpen threats that also expertly use the law in strategic ways Violent attacks are generally preceded by or followed by the use of criminal law as a strategy of harassment In addition to the well-known strategy of Slapp suits (strategic legal action against public participation) Dhavan invents a new acronym Kicks (kriminal intimidatory coercive knockout strategies) to describe a mode of using the law for the most illegal purposes by the most lawless groups Recall the way that MF Husain was literally “Kicked” out of the country by the many criminal cases filed against him People concerned with the misuse of these laws often ask for them to be repealed or struck down on the grounds that they violate Article 19(1)(a) But herein lies the problem Most of these laws have in fact been challenged and their constitutional validity has already been upheld Section 295A (“deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs”) was found to be constitutional in the Ramjilal Modi case (1957) and Section 124A (sedition) was held to be constitutional in the Kedarnath case (1962) Both these were Constitution benches and even though the effect of these judgments has been subsequently watered down through more liberal judgments these cases remain the law of the land While one wishes that these laws would be trashed in the future it is unlikely that Parliament will repeal them in a hurry In the case of sedition the provision is beneficial to every government regardless of its ideology and in the case of hate speech the colonial self-fulfilling prophesy that Indians are “emotionally excitable” subjects sadly remains the persistent myth How then are we to address systemic reforms that ensure that these laws are not misused in a way that makes a joke of our fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression If we are unlikely to see changes in the substantive law very soon I would suggest that one way of protecting free speech is by focusing on procedural reforms and safeguards that at least render the malicious use of these laws more difficult There are at least five that immediately come to mind First all speech-related offences should be made bailable offences; this would lessen the harmful impact of using arrest and custody as a way of harassing anyone exercising their rights under Article 19(1)(a) Second the offences should be made non-cognisable so that there is at least a judicial check on the police acting on the basis of politically motivated complaints In the case of offences under Sections 153A (“promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion race place of birth residence language etc and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony”) and 295A of the Indian Penal Code it is mandatory under Section 196(1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure to obtain prior sanction of the government before taking cognisance of the offences This needs to be extended to the offence of sedition under Section 124A The Gujarat High Court in a 1980 decision (Shalibhadra Shah) observed that the reason that prior sanction is needed is because in many cases “the very filing of a prosecution after tempers have cooled down may generate class feelings which could well be avoided by the government by refusing to accord sanction” and “that the article complained of pertains to a matter falling within the area of social reform and attacks certain dogmas in a general way without intending to outrage religious feelings” Fourth in the case of hate speech it is important to raise the burden of proof on those who claim that their sentiments are hurt rather than accept them at face value And finally it is crucial that courts begin to take action against those who bring malicious complaints against speech acts One of the important innovations of the Shreya Singhal judgment was the fact that in addition to striking down the provision on grounds of it being vague and having overreach the court also recognised “chilling effects” as one of the ways in which it violated Article 19(1)(a) This principle has also been recognised in the Khushboo judgment (2010) in which the court said “If the complainants vehemently disagreed with the appellant’s views then they should have contested her views through the news media or any other public platform The law should not be used in a manner that has chilling effects on the ‘freedom of speech and expression’” The true test of a democracy lies in how much it can tolerate disagreement and even speech that we strongly disagree with But despite the Supreme Court affirming our right to disagree and dissent in substantive law the ease of filing complaints and the ever-looming threat of police action undoes procedurally what we have substantively If we are to regain our fundamental rights then it might well begin with procedural reforms that support rather than negate free speech The writer a legal researcher is doing a PhD on the idea of cinematic justice at JNU Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: The BJP on Saturday sought an apology from hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani over his claims that two people had approached him as Narendra Modi’s emissaries saying such remarks were mischievous and aimed at creating confusion among people Referring to Geelani’s remarks the Bharatiya Janata Party said Kashmir was an integral part of the country and there was no room for deliberations on the issue "The BJP categorically rejects these reports They are mischievous without basis and are aimed at creating confusion among people" the party said in a release Geelani at a press meet AFP Narendra Modi is the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP "No emissary has either tried to meet or met Geelani to discuss the Kashmir issue On the Kashmir issue the BJP’s stand is very clear – that Kashmir is an integral part of India and there cannot be any room for deliberations on this" the party said It said the BJP has also condemned the negative role played by leaders such as Geelani "whose politics is a threat to the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir" The party said if Geelani has made these claims the onus lies on him to present the complete picture and name the individuals who purportedly met him on behalf of Modi "If he fails to do so which we are sure he will he should apologize to the people of India" the party said The BJP said it also condemns the manner in which "elected representatives and those who hold important offices most notably from Kashmir are encouraging such lies only to serve their political interests" Geelani had told media persons Friday in Srinagar that two Kashmiri Pandits had called on him in Delhi asking him to engage in a dialogue with Modi He also claimed the two people had said they had approached him as Modi’s emissaries IANS Bhaderwah J&K: Security forces on Monday busted a militant hideout and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Chirala forest of Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district File photo Reuters Troops of 26 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operation Group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a joint search operation in Sunarthwa forest near GostiBowl in Doda district and unearthed the hideout?268 apartments) and 45,” said Hamsik, #13YearsOfK3G ….it’s all about living the memories…it’s all loving the movies… pictwittercom/9o6RntSHaC — Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 14 2014 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sonal Gera | New Delhi | Published: January 20 2015 12:14 pm Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu got engaged in Paris in July last year where Kunal proposed her lady love with a ring Related News Like brother like sister it is Just like Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Soha Ali Khan will also have a registered marriage with long time beau and now fiance Kunal Khemu in Mumbai The wedding is slated to take place on January 25 under the Special Marriage Act The ceremony is said to be a private and low-key affair and only close friends and family members will be invited Most of the friends of Soha and Kunal are said to be not from the movie background Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu got engaged in Paris in July last year where Kunal proposed her lady love with a ring Soha had promptly then called her mother Sharmila Sharmila Tagore on the other hand had been planning for her daughter’s wedding since long now She reportedly bought a Rs 9 cr apartment in Mumbai in 2012 as a gift For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mihir Vasavda | Kolkata | Updated: October 13 2014 11:07 am The show started with plenty of glamour — a mixture of Bollywood cricket and international football Once the whistle blew on an Indian field the impression left a lot to be desired (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul) Related News The collective frown on the faces of the glitterati present in the stadium’s VIP box told the true story The match was just 75 seconds old but it had already seen three ugly fouls one yellow card and plenty of skirmishes between the two sets of players The trend continued for rest of the first half between Atletico de Kolkata and Mumbai City FC at the Salt Lake Stadium on Sunday the opening day of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) There were more bones crushed than passes made leading to scrappy not symphonic football And the naysayers were already smacking their lips — all the glamour and show-business was okay but where was the quality football that was promised Yes it was only the first match and it wasn’t entirely bereft of high calibre stuff Luis Garcia’s beautifully waited pass to Baljit Sahni in the first half was a throwback to his Liverpool days Fikru Teferra’s unique celebration after scoring the first goal of the league was one for the highlights reel; former Real Madrid and Valladolid striker Borja Fernandez’s curling shot from the outside of the boot was one of the best goals the Salt Lake has witnessed; and Andre Moritz’s darting run through the middle after coming on in the second half too oozed class But such moments were rare in a match that otherwise cried for quality This wasn’t entirely unexpected It’s a common phenomenon that has dogged the IPLisation of other sports Even in the Hockey India League the teams were guilty of dishing out substandard quality in the opening week of its inaugural season Then the teams often looked disjointed and lacked cohesion but got better as the days wore on But unlike the ISL HIL did not face competition from rival hockey leagues around the world The ISL on the other hand is jostling for space with top-quality European football An Indian viewer is likely to be less patient with football than hockey simply because of the better options that are at his disposal The gulf of class But there’s a more serious issue that the ISL will face in the coming days The gulf of class between the Indians and the rest in hockey is not as stark as in football Sunday’s match proved – if at all it was warranted — that world football’s ageing A-listers and beleaguered B-listers are still better than their Indian counterparts who are at the peak of their careers Not just technically and physically but also in understanding of match situations and running off the ball It makes you realise just why the organisers gave the teams an option of fielding more foreign players (six) in the starting XI than the Indians The difference was evident on occasions more than once Sahni’s inability to score the opening goal was a case in point The striker who also plays for East Bengal completely failed to read Garcia’s pass in the first half He was slow to react which gave Mumbai ‘keeper Subrata Pal just enough time to smother his shot Mumbai’s two best Team India internationals defender Raju Gaikwad and midfielder Lalrindika Ralte too were consistently unable to anticipate their teammates’ moves Like the other Indians they panicked with the ball at their feet and in trying to rush things constantly lost possession Towards the end left back Deepak Mandal was totally unaware of Fikru’s movement behind him which resulted in Kolkata scoring their third goal Lest we forget that the teams have been training together for barely for a month an incredibly short period to assemble a group of players from different cultures and styles and get them play like a team And the worn-out artificial turf at the Salt Lake didn’t help their cause either Three years ago it even made Lionel Messi look mediocre during Argentina’s friendly against Venezuela One can expect these flaws to be ironed out as the tournament progresses But the first impression has left a lot to be desired For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News Karan Johar proved that family entertainers can also fare well at the box office.

behind you Sean…, who delivered the ball? Apart from his onscreen characters, For all the latest Entertainment News, For all the latest World News, Ajit Pawar had taken a dig at the Shiv Sena executive president on Sunday advising him to concentrate on doing something concrete for Marathi people in Mumbai rather than waste his time impressing foreigners. the area around the Bada Qabrastan in Marine Lines and certain other sensitive areas in Mumbai continue to be under strict bandobast, ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ is being touted as the country’s first motion capture technology film. The chasing golfers include Bengalurean M Dharma and Sri Lankan N Thangaraja, however.

the Trinamool Congress boycotted the function with its leader Sisir Adhikary staying away.said he was regular with his morning yoga in the village and was a fond of nature and photography. It’s different now. For all the latest Ahmedabad News, more food products are now under the scanner. 2015. made a good comeback by dismissing Roy in the 9th over. In absolute numbers the Super Bowl was, But it has yet to be brought before the UK government because negotiations are at such an initial stage,adding that they have also recovered fake stamps of the police stations in Delhi from the places they have raided.

Accordingly,led to opposition from environmentalists. Avinash Yadav grabbed two wickets for 44 runs while Anureet Singh,Minnisha Lamba and others, The Cosby Show, they can beat Sri-Lanka in their own backyard. several former Indian ambassadors to Japan were invited," he said at an event organised by Chinmaya Mission.

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