Hate speech

58 MPs, MLAs face cases of hate speech; most from BJP: ADR report

58 MPs, MLAs face cases of hate speech; most from BJP: ADR report

While political parties keep accusing each other of indulging in hate mongering, election affidavits of several lawmakers have revealed that at least 58 MPs and MLAs from across party lines have cases related to hate speech against them. As per a report by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW), 15 sitting Lok Sabha MPs have declared cases related to hate speech against themselves. The analysis is based on the affidavits submitted by the candidates and MPs/MLAs prior to the last election they contested.

Apr 26, 2018, 11:43 AM IST
Karnataka Assembly elections 2018: FIR against BJP MLA Sanjay Patil over alleged provocative speech

Karnataka Assembly elections 2018: FIR against BJP MLA Sanjay Patil over alleged provocative speech

BJP MLA Sanjay Patil had won the Belgaum (Rural) seat in the 2013 Karnataka Assembly elections defeating independent candidate Kinekar Manohar Kallappa in a close contest. Congress candidate Lakshmi Hebbalkar had finished third.

Apr 20, 2018, 11:29 AM IST
Centre examining report on new laws to deal with hate speech on internet

Centre examining report on new laws to deal with hate speech on internet

The Home Ministry is examining a report to propose new laws or amendments to deal with hate speech on the internet.

Sep 29, 2017, 00:07 AM IST

Finns Party splits after leadership change and government crisis: MPs

Twenty of the party`s 37 MPs have broken away to form a more moderate faction called New Alternative. 

Jun 13, 2017, 16:38 PM IST
Google ''Project Owl'' to curb fake news in its Search

Google ''Project Owl'' to curb fake news in its Search

The Google update, codenamed "Project Owl," gives consumers two new ways to report what they perceive as problems in the Search results.

Apr 27, 2017, 10:06 AM IST
Singapore deports Indian imam Nalla Mohamed Abdul Jameel for hate speech against Jews and Christians

Singapore deports Indian imam Nalla Mohamed Abdul Jameel for hate speech against Jews and Christians

It's nothing less a crackdown for those who give controversial and divisive speeches to spread hatred.

Apr 04, 2017, 10:25 AM IST

BJP MLA Suresh Rana booked for hate speech by Uttar Pradesh Police

Controversial BJP MLA Suresh Rana was on Monday booked by Uttar Pradesh Police on charges of inciting hatred after he said that curfew will be imposed in Kairana, Deoband and Moradabad if he is elected again in assembly polls next month.

Jan 30, 2017, 19:49 PM IST

'Facebook bill' banning terrorist posts gets Israeli ministers' nod

Ministers in Israel have approved a bill - dubbed the "Facebook bill" - that seeks to compel social media providers such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to immediately remove contents from their platforms that the Israeli courts consider incitements that could lead to violence or terrorism.

Dec 26, 2016, 11:41 AM IST
NIA begins removing online contents of Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's ​banned IRF

NIA begins removing online contents of Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's ​banned IRF

On November 19, the NIA had registered a case against the Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and his organisation under anti-terror laws.

Nov 21, 2016, 18:15 PM IST

Boatpeople policy tarnishes Australia rights record: UN

Australia`s "punitive approach" to boatpeople has tarnished its human rights record, the United Nations said on Friday as it voiced concern that xenophobia and hate speech was on the rise.

Nov 18, 2016, 08:38 AM IST
UN warns mass atrocities real risk in South Sudan

UN warns mass atrocities real risk in South Sudan

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns that there is a real risk of mass atrocities being committed in South Sudan, following a sharp rise in hate speech and ethnic incitement.

Nov 17, 2016, 03:48 AM IST
Twitter suspends several alt-right accounts

Twitter suspends several alt-right accounts

Twitter has suspended the accounts of several prominent members of the so-called "alt-right" in an apparent purge.

Nov 17, 2016, 01:22 AM IST

Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders on mission to stop `Islamisation`

Far-right Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders wants to halt Muslim immigration, close mosques and ban the Koran.

Oct 28, 2016, 08:35 AM IST

Kerala Hindu outfit leader booked for hate speech

A top woman functionary of a Kerala-based religious outfit has been booked for her alleged inflammatory speeches, which were widely circulated on social media.

Oct 27, 2016, 15:12 PM IST

Is hate speech a weapon for BJP in UP assembly election? Part IV

BJP leaders using derogatory remarks for political gains. Watch this special segment and get to know, Is hate speech a weapon for BJP in UP assembly election?

Aug 19, 2016, 00:18 AM IST

Is hate speech a weapon for BJP in UP assembly election? Part III

BJP leaders using derogatory remarks for political gains. Watch this special segment and get to know, Is hate speech a weapon for BJP in UP assembly election?

Aug 19, 2016, 00:18 AM IST

Is hate speech a weapon for BJP in UP assembly election? Part II

BJP leaders using derogatory remarks for political gains. Watch this special segment and get to know, Is hate speech a weapon for BJP in UP assembly election?

Aug 19, 2016, 00:17 AM IST

Is hate speech a weapon for BJP in UP assembly election?

BJP leaders using derogatory remarks for political gains. Watch this special segment and get to know, Is hate speech a weapon for BJP in UP assembly election?

Aug 19, 2016, 00:12 AM IST

VHP leader hurts religious sentiments in Madhya Pradesh, arrested

A Vishva Hindu Parishad leader in Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh was arrested for spreading a message that hurt religious sentiments of people, police said on Wednesday.

Jun 15, 2016, 14:38 PM IST
Major trouble for Akbaruddin Owaisi; to be prosecuted for 'hate speech' against BJP, PM Modi

Major trouble for Akbaruddin Owaisi; to be prosecuted for 'hate speech' against BJP, PM Modi

In a major trouble to AIMIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi, Telangana government has sanctioned the permission for his prosecution in a 2012 'hate speech' case, according to CNN-News18.

Apr 21, 2016, 17:50 PM IST