Hate speech

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE  Context: According to the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a total of 107 Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of Legislative Assemblies (MLAs) in India have hate speech cases against them. The analysis was based on self-sworn affidavits submitted by lawmakers and candidates in the last five years.   …

Hate Speech

  Source: TH   Context: The Supreme Court of India has directed all states to register FIRs (First Information Reports) against hate speech incidents and proceed against the offenders without waiting for someone to lodge a complaint.   About Hate Speech:  

SC verdict on MPs, MLAs’ right to freedom of speech

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Indian Constitution—Historical Underpinnings, Evolution, Features, Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic Structure   Source: IE   Direction: The article highlights the recent SC judgement in the context of the scope of the right to free speech under the Constitution of India.    Context: The SC held there is no reason to impose …

Hate speech through Visual Media

  GS Paper 4  Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems;   Source: The Hindu  Context: Expressing its anguish and displeasure over hate speeches via debates on TV channels, the Supreme Court called the “visual media” the “chief medium of hate speech” and questioned the government why it is “standing by …

How does hate speech pose a danger for the cohesion of a democratic society? What steps are required to prevent hate speech and associated violence with it.

Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 2. How does hate speech pose a danger for the cohesion of a democratic society? What steps are required to prevent hate speech and associated violence with it. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Indian Express , The Hindu Why the question:  The Government’s decision to take a stern …

What are the various reasons for the communalisation of the society? Elaborate upon the steps that are needed to ensure harmony and tolerance.

Topic: communalism, regionalism & secularism. 2. What are the various reasons for the communalisation of the society? Elaborate upon the steps that are needed to ensure harmony and tolerance. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu , Indian Express Why the question: Hubballi city in north Karnataka saw a communal flare-up on the night of …

[MISSION 2022] Insights SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 15 April 2022

  Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2022: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1 Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the …

Hate speech is the root of many forms of violence that are being perpetrated and has become one of the biggest challenges to the rule of law and societal harmony. Examine. (250 words)

Topic: communalism, regionalism & secularism. 2. Hate speech is the root of many forms of violence that are being perpetrated and has become one of the biggest challenges to the rule of law and societal harmony. Examine. (250 words)   Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express     Why the question: Hate speech must be …

Hate Speech:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.   Context: Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that hate speech should not be made against any community, be it minority or …

Plea on Hate Speech in Supreme Court:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.   Context: On January 12, 2022 , the Supreme Court of India agreed to hear petitions asking for legal action to be taken against …

Insights into Editorial: Is the freedom of speech absolute?

Context: In the wake of the war cry targeting minorities at a religious congregation in Haridwar, it’s high time India recognised hate speech as the vilest affront and the greatest dishonour to the freedom of speech as conceived and cherished by the Indian Constitution.   Discussion of Hate Speech: In general, Hate Speech refers to …

Plea on Hate Speech in Supreme Court:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.   Context: Two petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court on hate speeches in the recent past. One petition asked the court to issue …

Critical and dissenting voices are important for a vibrant democracy. However, care must be taken to prevent hate speech which is inimical to public order. Evaluate the legal Provisions to deal with hate speech. Are they sufficient?

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure 4. Critical and dissenting voices are important for a vibrant democracy. However, care must be taken to prevent hate speech which is inimical to public order. Evaluate the legal Provisions to deal with hate speech. Are they sufficient? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate …