Hate speech

DMK MP RS Bharathi arrested for alleged hate speech, granted interim bail

Rajya Sabha MP and DMK Organising Secretary RS Bharathi was arrested on Saturday morning from his residence on charges of making alleged hate speech against the judges and people from scheduled castes (SC) community on February 14 this year.

May 23, 2020, 12:28 PM IST

BJP issues show-cause notice to Deoria MLA for controversial remarks against Muslims vendors

The BJP has issued a show-cause notice to its UP MLA Suresh Tiwari for allegedly asking people not to buy vegetables from Muslim vendors, remarks that attracted the party a lot of flak.

Apr 28, 2020, 21:09 PM IST

Stop buying vegetables from Muslim vendors, says Deoria BJP MLA, defends remarks

When questioned, the MLA confirmed to have made the remark and clarified that he had said it in context of those who recently attended the religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi.

Apr 28, 2020, 16:17 PM IST

Maharashtra Police registers 196 cases for spreading fake news, rumours and hate speech on social media

In the last 24 hours, 13 cases have been registered, out of that 10 are of hate speech over social media, it said. 

Apr 14, 2020, 20:19 PM IST

Delhi HC to hear plea seeking FIR against Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi for hate speech

The plea has also sought registration of an FIR against Manish Sisodia, Amanatullah Khan, Waris Pathan and Akbaruddin Owaisi.

Feb 28, 2020, 08:12 AM IST

Delhi violence: High Court grants Centre 4 weeks to file reply on pleas seeking FIR against BJP leaders

Delhi High Court posted the matter for next hearing on 13 April

Feb 27, 2020, 15:15 PM IST

Tamil writer Nellai Kannan arrested for hate speech against PM Modi, Amit Shah

Kannan has been booked under Sections 504, 505(1) and 505(2) of the Indian Penal Code

Jan 02, 2020, 06:48 AM IST

Shun hate speech, UN tells leaders after US shootings

US Democrats accused President Donald Trump of stoking racial divisions after the weekend killing of 32 people in Texas and Ohio, but he responded with a condemnation of "racism, bigotry and white supremacy." UN rights spokesman Rupert Colville welcomed Trump`s remarks, though he also said the high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, backs stricter gun controls. 

Aug 06, 2019, 21:32 PM IST

Facebook bans Myanmar army chief and other military-linked pages, admits being 'too slow' to address hate speech

Facebook said on Monday it was removing several Myanmar military officials from the social media website and an Instagram account to prevent the spread of "hate and misinformation" after reviewing the content.

Aug 28, 2018, 13:19 PM IST

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

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

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

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

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

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 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