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During the hearing of this case,12 websites were blocked when the Mumbai ATS approached a court alleging they were hosting Islamic State content This included a popular video-sharing website as well as other information-sharing platforms Acting on this a blocking order wasissued where entire platforms not specific links were blocked Users guessed that the websites had been blocked but did not have any way to confirm this Subsequently after vociferous criticism the blocking orders were recalled This presentsan instance where even the pithy safeguards under the blocking rules were completely circumvented with a state authority approaching a court and bypassing even the cursory requirement of a notice to the originator of the content Other instances present reasonable fears Two notable instances are cited in defence of the blocking rules and in opposition to further natural justice safeguards The first is the communal violence in Muzaffarnagar in 2013 The Uttar Pradesh government claimed that a video on a popular online video-sharing platform was responsible However multiple reports indicate the violence stemmed from a routine law-and-order problem that the local police failed to respond to effectively This is corroborated by two prominent citizen inquiry reports The second instance is of the exodus of people ethnically from the northeastern states from Bangalorein 2012 The reason for this according to the state government were morphed images circulated online In this case rather than reassuring the general public and ensuring law and order a wide-ranging blocking orderwas issued that included websites that drew attention to the falsity of the images In the tradition of well-intentioned government bungling that creates further panic it even arranged for special trains to run from Bangalore to Guwahati Clearly the solution to such problems is better policingof the streets — not of the internet These two instances are certainly problematic and may provide legitimate ground to block websites But the legal process followed lacks most natural justice safeguards Though this portion of the decision is unfortunate the nature of the Shreya Singhal petitions being constitutional challenges is an important consideration Most petitioners and their counsels asked for several provisions to be declared unconstitutional believing they conflicted with our fundamental rights Privately though many took a more conservative view given the precedent of the SC which has hesitated to take strong positions on freedom of speech Constitutional challenges are high thresholds The courts despite the severe criticismof their expanding public roles even today rarely strike down provisionsof law They presume legislation tobe valid and also view reasonable restrictions as legal limits Hence until the law does not exceed these limits it remains constitutional In holding the blocking rules as constitutional the court has commented only on their legality — not their desirability The latter remains open for the legislature and civil society to consider The writer is a practising advocate in Delhi and appeared for the People’s Union for Civil Liberties in theShreya Singhal petitions For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: May 20 2015 12:56 am Related News Union Home Minister Brahmananda Reddy said that the Centre would reintroduce the bill to amend the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) in the following Parliament session Opposition parties had blocked the bill which allowed the government to detain a person without trial for two years in Parliament earlier that month Reddy claimed the amendments were necessary to fight the insurgency in the Northeast Rail mishap Fifty-nine persons were killed when the Bombay-Madras Janata Express rammed a truck carrying a wedding party at an unmanned crossing near Pune Eyewitnesses said the truck driver could not veer off the track while the approaching train repeatedly whistled US apology to Thais The US formally apologised to Bangkok for launching an attack on Cambodia from the base in Thailand Marines were dispatched from the base to rescue a US merchant ship from the Khmer Rouge Indo-Pak talks fail Foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan in Delhi failed to produce an aviation accord The talks collapsed after Pakistan refused to withdraw a case it had filed against India in the International Civil Aviation Organisation against the suspension of overflights in the wake of the skyjacking of an Indian aircraft in 1971 Both sides agreed to meet again in Islamabad Indira meet disrupted In an indication of things to come people disrupted a rally addressed by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in Gujarat Stones and mud were hurled at the stage The PM lashed out at the Janata Front and said it lacked policy programme and direction except “Indira hatao Congress hatao” The Janata she said was an anarchist crowd For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Christophe Jaffrelot | Published: October 6 2014 12:04 am Within his fiefdom Adityanath has established a certain hegemony Related News Last month senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Modi declared that if Yogi Adityanath BJP MP from Gorakhpur had spoken of “love jihad” in Bihar the way he did in Uttar Pradesh he “would have contradicted him” It was a strong statement coming from an RSS-trained politician which suggests that the BJP’s rising star in UP belongs to a different school of thought Adityanath embodies a specific tradition that can be traced back to Digvijay Nath a major figure in the line of mahants of the Gorakhnath temple of Gorakhpur For more than half a century the mahants have played a role in politics An orphan from Udaipur — and a Rajput as the mahant of the Gorakhnath temple has always been — Digvijay Nath who was born in 1894 was brought up in the math He joined the Congress in 1921 and was arrested for taking “active part” in the Chauri Chaura incident (Lok Sabha Who’s Who 1967) He joined the Hindu Mahasabha in 1937 — when Savarkar took over — three years after being appointed mahant and soon became head of the party’s unit in the United Provinces Like many members of the Mahasabha he strongly opposed Gandhi Just three days before Gandhi’s murder he “exhorted Hindu militants to kill the Mahatma” according to Krishna and Dhirendra K Jha (Ayodhya: The Dark Night page 28) This landed him in jail but for nine months only In 1949 Digvijay Nath realised that the Babri Masjid issue could be of great use to his party in the post-Partition context and he became the “unifying factor for all those who wanted the Ayodhya strategy to succeed” (Ayodhya page 60) He joined the Akhil Bharatiya Ramayana Mahasabha which organised a nine-day long recitation of the Ramcharitmanas in front of the Babri Masjid at the end of which Hindu nationalists broke into the mosque and placed statues of Ram and Sita inside it Digvijay Nath was promoted to national general secretary of the Hindu Mahasabha and declared that if his party “attains power it would deprive the Muslims of the right to vote for five to 10 years the time that it would take for them to convince the government that their interests and sentiments are pro-Indian” (The Statesman June 13 1950) Digvijay Nath also worked with Swami Karpatriji founder of the Ram Rajya Parishad which like the Hindu Mahasabha had always kept a distance from the Sangh Parivar and vice versa Digvijay Nath and Karpatriji were still working together when the Sarvadaliya Gauraksha Maha-Abhiyan Samiti (Committee for the Great All-Party Campaign for the Protection of the Cow) was set up in 1966 by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad The campaign brought Digvijay Nath closer to the VHP but he remained part of the Hindu Mahasabha till his death in 1969 — he had been elected MP of Gorakhpur on a Mahasabha ticket in 1967 His successor Mahant Avaidyanath who describes Digvijay Nath as being a “father” to him in the Lok Sabha Who’s Who 1991 has had a similar career: elected MLA as an independent from Maniram in 1962 1967 1969 1974 and 1977 he also became MP from Gorakhpur as an independent in 1970 and as a Hindu Mahasabha candidate in 1989 Then Avaidyanath joined the BJP He was elected BJP MP of Gorakhpur in 1991 and 1996 The rapprochement between the two political strands happened largely because of the Ayodhya movement started by Digvijay Nath and taken up by the Sangh Parivar in the 1980s But the two strands did not merge completely Avaidyanath retained a degree of autonomy which his successor Adityanath has also maintained Adityanath is a Rajput from Uttarakhand like Avaidyanath whom he also calls his “father” (figuratively) He was appointed successor to Avaidyanath way back in 1994 Four years later at 26 he became the youngest MP in the Lok Sabha and he has been re-elected four times since then This means that Gorakhpur has consistently returned a candidate from the same “political family” for almost 25 years Within his fiefdom Adityanath has established a certain hegemony He fielded his own candidates such as Radhamohan Das Agarwal who contested state elections as a Hindu Mahasabha candidate in 2002 and 2007 against official BJP candidates After his first electoral win in 1998 Adityanath created his own youth wing the Hindu Yuva Vahini distinct from the RSS and the Bajrang Dal This group was implicated in a communal riot in 2007 which resulted in the death of two people in Gorakhpur Curfew was imposed for several days Adityanath was arrested but soon released There have been recurrent tensions between Adityanath and the BJP high command because of his demands for tickets for his lieutenants But so far the bargaining has not resulted in the kind of rift seen in the BJP-Shiv Sena coalition in Maharashtra This is probably because BJP leaders feel they need the new mahant of Gorakhpur — Adityanath took over as mahant after Avaidyanath’s death on September 14 Indeed Adityanath was the star BJP campaigner in the recent UP by-elections One of the main themes of his campaign speeches was “love jihad” defined thus on his website: “a system where a girl surrounded with fragrance is enticed into a stinking world; where the girl leaves her civilised parents for parents who might have been siblings in the past; where purity is replaced with ugliness; where relationships have no meaning; where a woman is supposed to give birth every nine months; where the girl is not free to practice her religion; and if the girl realises her mistakes and wants to be freed she is sold off” During the by-election campaign Adityanath exhorted Hindus to convert 100 Muslim women for every Hindu converted by Muslims The Election Commission reprimanded him for speech that was “provoking feelings of enmity” But this is probably what the polarisation strategy is about It contributed to the BJP’s success in western UP in the Lok Sabha elections which happened in the wake of the Muzaffarnagar riots In the by-elections though this technique did not yield dividends for the BJP But will the party consider that this failure stemmed from highlighting the wrong themes at a time people are more interested in development than in anything else Or will it continue in the same vein If it does Adityanath may assert himself even more And in that case the Ayodhya issue will probably stage a comeback on the BJP agenda in UP since Adityanath’s personal beliefs will also be freighted with the legacy of Digvijay Nath and Avaidyanath The writer is senior research fellow at CERI-Sciences Po/ CNRS Paris professor of Indian politics and sociology at King’s India Institute London Princeton Global Scholar and non-resident scholar at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: December 4 2016 5:34 pm Last Tango in Paris was critically lauded but surrounded in public controversy Top News Actors Chris Evans Jessica Chastain have lashed out at a recently resurfaced interview in which Last Tango in Paris director Bernardo Bertolucci admitted the rape scene in the movie was filmed without the consent of its lead actress Maria Schneider In a recently viral video interview from 2013 Bertolucci confirms that Schneider who died in 2011 did not know about the rape scene which she shot with Marlon Brando and that the graphic nature of the scene in the erotic drama was improvised on set according to The Hollywood Reporter “I’d been in a way horrible to Maria because I didn’t tell her what was going on Because I wanted her reaction as a girl not as an actress” Bertulocci said in the clip More from the world of Entertainment: Celebrities voiced their outrage of the resurfaced news on Twitter Chastain said of the revelations “To all the people that love this film- you’re watching a 19yr old get raped by a 48yr old man The director planned her attack I feel sick” While Evans tweeted that Bertolucci and Brando “should be in jail” “Wow I will never look at this film Bertolucci or Brando the same way again This is beyond disgusting I feel rage” he tweeted Actress Anna Kendrick acknowledged that Schneider’s lack of knowledge of the scene prior to the shooting day was nothing new “Ms Schneider stated this several years ago I used to get eye-rolls when I brought it up to people (aka dudes)” she tweeted Actress Rachel Wood also reacted with disgust on the micro-blogging site “This is heartbreaking and outrageous The two of them are very sick individuals to think that was ok” she tweeted Last Tango in Paris was critically lauded but surrounded in public controversy The film’s director was put on trial for obscenity in Italy after the release of the film Copies of the film were destroyed at the time and Bertolucci was served with a four-month suspended sentence in prison and denied his civil (including voting) rights for five years Last Tango in Paris earned Brando a best actor Oscar nomination and Bertolucci a best director nomination For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by The Indian Express | Published: May 11 2013 2:16 am Related News Equalitynot charity * In the report? 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