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Freedom of Expression under @INCIndia. A comprehensive, crowdsourced thread in response to @ShashiTharoor's tweet:
1. As a response to Romesh Thapar vs State of Madras (indiankanoon.org/doc/456839/), Pt Nehru brought the 1st Amendment.
2. Majrooh Sultanpuri wrote this poem on Nehru. He was arrested, spent ONE YEAR in jail. books.google.co.in/books?id=A1lXA… dawn.com/news/1073415
3. THIS was how the Censor Board operated under Jawaharlal Nehru. books.google.co.in/books?id=KYbGB…
4. Rajiv Gandhi BANNED (import) of Satanic Verses, making India the FIRST in the world to do so. (via @JaiSharma__)
5. India BANNED publication of Danish cartoons. Manmohan Singh PERSONALLY DEMANDED an apology from the Danish paper: indiankanoon.org/doc/313081/
6. Some recent examples of upholding Freedom of Expression by the @INCIndia govt in Karnataka. (via @BHARGAV_GN)
7. In 2012, the Indian govt under Manmohan Singh moved to block the Charlie Hebdo cartoons.
8. In 2012, upon Indian govt's request, Google blocked access to an "anti-Islam" film. livemint.com/Politics/9XNqU…
9. Sonia Gandhi PERSONALLY WROTE to the Shahi Imam expressing OUTRAGE over Danish cartoons, soon BANNED by India: rediff.com/news/2006/feb/…
10. @INCIndia BANNED the book 'India Independent' by French historian and economist Charles Bettelheim. (via @KirtivardhanD)
11. @INCIndia BANNED the film Aandhi. (via @neha_aks) books.google.co.in/books?id=ABbLC…
12. @INCIndia BANNED the film Kissa Kursi Ka. I&B Minister VC Shukla PERSONALLY oversaw the BURNING of the negatives indiatoday.intoday.in/story/kissa-ku…
13. @INCIndia tried to BAN The Red Sari, DEMANDED from the publishers they WITHDRAW the book. (via @alokmalik) outlookindia.com/website/story/…
14. @INCIndia BANNED Kishore Kumar's songs from playing on the radio. (via @Chanakya26) archive.indianexpress.com/news/emergency…
15. @INCIndia BANNED playwright PM Antony's play The Sixth Sacred Wound of Christ. (via @Mamdhata) thehindu.com/todays-paper/t…
16. @INCIndia BANNED the film Da Vinci Code. (via @morningangleton) timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Da-Vinci…
17. @INCIndia BANNED Michael Edwardes' Nehru: A Political Biography because it was critical of Nehru. (via @Aviosm) ia801602.us.archive.org/25/items/in.er…
18. @INCIndia BANNED the book AND the film 'Nine Hours to Rama' as it exposed security lapses that led to Bapu's murder (via @Masterstuff2)
19. @INCIndia DEMANDED content screening from Google, Facebook after a post on Sonia offended it. (Via @AartiTikoo) india.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/05/ind…
20. @INCIndia BANNED 'Understanding Islam through Hadis'; SR Goel was ARRESTED for printing it. (via @ruchitweet)
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21. @INCIndia goons gheraoed and disrupted an event hosted by the director of the film Indu Sarkar.
22. Man ARRESTED under a UPA-enacted law for tweeting against @INCIndia leader's son. (via @SupariShambhu) ndtv.com/south/man-arre…
23. @INCIndia wanted to INTERCEPT & CENSOR personal mail; President objected. indiatoday.intoday.in/story/presiden… (via @kanchangupta, @TheSaneMind)
24. @INCIndia BANNED Nobel Laureate VS Naipaul's seminal book An Area of Darkness.
25. Police under @INCIndia ARRESTED writer Inder S Sharma for publishing a poster citing Quran. (via @GreatHeretic) voiceofdharma.org/books/foe/ch01…
26. @INCIndia DEMANDED cuts in the film Raajneeti. (via @dibyabttb) indiatoday.intoday.in/story/Politics…
27. @INCIndia BANNED Colin Maine's Dead Hand of Islam; SR Goel was prosecuted for publishing it. (via @GreatHeretic) voiceofdharma.org/books/foe/ch02…
28. @INCIndia issued an ordinance virtually BANNING all workers' strikes. (via @ruchitweet) indiatoday.intoday.in/story/prime-mi…
29. @INCIndia BANNED import of "The Ramayana" by Aubrey Menen.
30. @INCIndia BANNED Alexander Campbell’s 'The Heart of India', a take on Indian bureaucracy, for being "repulsive". (via VSP @Masterstuff2)
31. @INCIndia BANNED the film Aarakshan. (via @sriharsha_ch348) indiatoday.intoday.in/story/prakash-…
32. @INCIndia BANNED Arthur Koestler's The Lotus and the Robot because it referred to Mahatma Gandhi's sexual habits.
33. @INCIndia BANNED Mihir Bose's From Midnight to Glorious Morning, for offending religious sensibilities. books.google.co.in/books?id=j9ssD…
34. @INCIndia BANNED the import of The True Furqan: The 21st century Quran.
35. @INCIndia BANNED the import of Allen Edwardes' The Jewel in the Lotus.
36. Sweeping notifications for BLANKET BANS on imports of books & reading material under @INCIndia; 1960, 1964, 1976 custada.in/CUSTADA-Online…
37. @INCIndia BANNED Brigadier John Dalvi's book Himalayan Blunder. (via @Joydeep_911) telegraphindia.com/1121006/jsp/fr…
38. @INCIndia BANNED (import of) Kurt Frischler's book Ayesha, specifically through a gazette notification.
39. @INCIndia SACKED its worker for calling @OfficeOfRG Pappu in an otherwise sycophantic ode. (via @I_DIVYANSHU) thehindu.com/news/national/…
40. @INCIndia BANNED import of Desmond Stewart's Early Islam.
41. @INCIndia BANNED Alfred LeRoy Burt's The Evolution of the British Empire and Commonwealth from the American Revolution.
42. @INCIndia BANNED Asid-Chu's A Struggle between two lines over the question of How to Deal with U.S. Imperialism. marxists.org/history/erol/c…
43. @INCIndia BANNED The Man From Moscow by Greville Wynne.
44. @INCIndia BANNED Kashmeri & McAndrew's Soft Target: How The Indian Intelligence Service Penetrated Canada huffingtonpost.ca/danielle-critt…
45. @INCIndia unofficially BANNED @SalmanRushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh. The Supreme Court lifted the ban. nytimes.com/1995/12/02/wor…
46. @INCIndia BANNED Nobel Laureate Bertrand Russell's Unarmed Victory. dailymirror.lk/134566/Sino-In…
47. @INCIndia EXPELLED a British journalist FROM INDIA, for daring to write gossip on the Gandhis. nytimes.com/1977/03/10/arc…
48. @INCIndia lodges an FIR against a person for calling Gandhi-Nehru 'Trash', burn his effigy. (via @samas777) indianexpress.com/article/india/…
49. @INCIndia workers FORCE a restaurant to SHUT DOWN, file FIR, over a bill mocking the UPA. (via @DillliWaala) thehindubusinessline.com/news/congress-…
50. @INCIndia BANNED import of the books Chandra mohini and Marka-e-Somnath.
51. @INCIndia BANNED the import of Robert Taylor's The Dark Urge.
52. Maharashtra under @INCIndia PROSECUTED a man for selling Lady Chatterley’s Lover. SC, sadly, confirmed the BAN. huffingtonpost.in/aditya-bapat/t…
53. @INCIndia BANNED the import of the book 'What has Religion done for Mankind'.
54. @INCIndia BANNED the import of Kaluwank Ravatwank's Bhupat Singh. topyaps.com/indian-dacoit-…
56. @INCIndia BANNED import of Captive Kashmir, by Aziz Beg. Author said Nehru banned it after reading it. books.google.co.in/books?id=5zoRA…
57. @INCIndia BANNED Mrinal Sen's film Neel Akasher Neechey.
58. @INCIndia BANNED Aubrey Menen's Rama Retold. Nehru thought its creative leaps were too ahead of its time. livemint.com/Leisure/uXndKi…
59. @INCIndia SACKED Editor of its mouthpiece for publishing columns that passingly & without malice wrote the truth indianexpress.com/article/india/…
60. @INCIndia BANNED Nepal, a book by the famous Swiss geologist and humanitarian Toni Hagen. Nehru didn't trust him nepalitimes.com/news.php?id=19…
61. @INCIndia BANNED one of the greatest ever film director, Satyajit Ray's film Sikkim, purportedly DESTROYED the negatives.
62. @INCIndia BANNED Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Mr Tharoor HATED the film; NEVER condemned or wrote against the ban.
63. @INCIndia ORDERED a journo to LEAVE India within 5 hrs. He reported on Emergency and Sanjay slapping Indira 6 times (via @mohitbhagwati)
64. @INCINdia'sRajyaSabha MP proposed BANNING of the book Hindu Temples : What Happened to Them. (via @pranasutra)
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65. CBFC under @INCIndia (UPA) BLURRED the Tibetan flag in a film, leading to protests. (via @BullaDmello) news18.com/news/india/tib…
66. @INCIndia CENSORED RSS' Organiser; PROSECUTED the publishers, who won the landmark case. (via @prafullaketkar) indiankanoon.org/doc/43023/
67. CBFC under @INCIndia virtually banned, HARASSED makers of the '1984 riots' film Amu; film couldn't be screened. thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/…
68. @INCIndia BANNED the film Gokul Shankar for depicted psychological inclinations of Nathuram Godse. homegrown.co.in/article/25265/…
69. Law enforcement under @INCIndia slapped SEDITION, cybercrime charges on a cartoonist. (via @bdhaps) thehindu.com/news/national/…
70. @INCIndia BANNED MS Sathyu's landmark film Garam Hawa.
@INCIndia 71. @INCIndia govt SUPPORTED the punishment meted out to 2 journalists by the Karnataka Assembly. (via @idiotsspeak) indianexpress.com/article/india/…
72. @INCIndia BANNED RV Bhasin’s "Islam – A concept of Political World Invasion By Muslims". thehindu.com/todays-paper/t…
73. RCO under @INCIndia harassed the makers, virtually BANNED the film Pithavinum Puthranum. thehindu.com/news/cities/Ko…
74. @INCIndia THREATENED protests, demanded BAN on the film on Indira Gandhi's assassination, Kaum de Heere; got it. bbc.com/news/world-asi…
75. @INCIndia BANNED every single copy of 'Shree' that said Indian culture influenced Islam. (via @Koenraad_Elst) indiankanoon.org/doc/1201744/
76. @INCIndia THREATENED to OVERTURN the SC and BAN Indians from not singing the national anthem (via @madhukishwar) swarajyamag.com/politics/left-…
77. @INCIndia (coalition govt) BANNED the freedom of people to choose to remain seated before commencement of a film rediff.com/news/2003/jan/…
78. @INCIndia BANNED the film Sadda Haq. thehindu.com/news/national/…
79. @INCIndia got the publisher RAIDED, the author CHARGED for his book India’s China War. (via @unknowncorner) mainstreamweekly.net/article4855.ht…
80. @INCIndia CM BOYCOTTED sharing dais with @SrBachchan. His son's posters were REMOVED. (via @sagargodbole247)
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81. @INCIndia BANNED the film Hawayein, that had the 1984 Sikh genocide as a backdrop. archive.mid-day.com/news/2010/feb/…
82. @INCIndia CM BANNED a magazine that wrote he SEXUALLY EXPLOITED those who came for help. (via @soumya_rp) firstpost.com/living/the-for…
83. @INCIndia BANNED Nathuram Godse's testimony from being made public. The court lifted the ban twenty years later. books.google.co.in/books?id=n4u1C…
84. @INCIndia protested violently, DEMANDED a BAN on the film Hey Ram (via @Calvindaasan) rediff.com/movies/2000/ma…
85. @INCIndia SHUNTED its minister for NOT controlling news; DEMANDED whipping Sir Mark's arse. (via @mohitbhagwati) thehoot.org/story_popup/a-…
86. @INCIndia BANNED the film Tango Charlie. archive.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/a…
87. @INCIndia turned violent, DEMANDED a BAN on Mi Nathuram Godse Boltoy. Govt BANNED it. (via @BallalPrashanth) rediff.com/news/1998/jul/…
88. @INCIndia PLEADED with the court to keep the play Mi Nathuram Godse Boltoy BANNED. Court REJECTED the plea. outlookindia.com/website/story/…
89. @INCIndia BANNED cow slaughter, and sale, export, and transport of cows for slaughter in Maharashtra. bwcindia.org/web/Info&Actio…
90. @INCIndia's Indira Gandhi OBJECTED to, and then SUED @SalmanRushdie over portrayal, remarks on her in Midnight's Children (via @drmanny)
91. @INCIndia protested, DEMANDED a ban on Sharad Ponkshe's play Hey Ram Nathuram. indianexpress.com/article/india/…
92. @INCIndia's henchmen came to ARREST Cho for his play. He caught wind, staged another play. (via @kannammaraman)
thehindu.com/news/national/…
93. CBFC under @INCIndia virtually BANNED the film Had Anhad. HC REBUKED CBFC & FCAT, cleared the film for viewing. thehoot.org/free-speech/ce…
94. CBFC under @INCIndia DEMANDED Rushdie's voiceover comment on Indira Gandhi in Midnight's Children be REMOVED. timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/…
95. @INCIndia's Rajiv Gandhi gave an ASSURANCE he would BAN The Last Temptation of Christ. (via @y_postandspread)
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96. @INCIndia DEMANDED intimate scenes between Nehru & Edwina to be CUT; film got shelved. (via @nanditathhakur) telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…
97. @INCIndia (DF govt) BANNED Laine's Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India. PM Vajpayee disapproved of the ban.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Go…
98. @INCIndia shamelessly PLEADED to NOT lift the BAN on Laine's book. SC disregarded advice. (via @IndianChomsky) timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Supreme-…
99. @INCIndia BANNED SC Goswami's film Runumi, based on Ibsen's play, without giving ANY reason. telegraphindia.com/1100315/jsp/no…
100. @INCIndia IMPOSED THE EMERGENCY. newslaundry.com/2013/12/06/ind…
101. @INCIndia DEMANDED a BAN on the film Kya Super Kool Hain hum, for offending the sensibilities of Christians. firstpost.com/entertainment/…
102. @INCIndia MLA DEMANDED a BAN on Sunny Leone's condom ad, saying it shames us. newindianexpress.com/entertainment/…
103. @INCIndia SACKED its prominent regional leader who called @officeofrg a joker. (via @I_DIVYANSHU) timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Kerala-C…
104. @INCIndia DEMANDED a BAN on the film Nishabd.
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105. @INCIndia FILED a POLICE CASE against the maker of a spoof video. (via @ankit_rajpt)
106. @INCIndia Chief Minister BANNED crossword puzzles. (via @drmanny) books.google.co.in/books?id=5s8YA…
107. Close aide of @INCIndia wanted to BAN the 1984 sikh genocide film already in trouble re CBFC (via @TheSaneMind) thehoot.org/free-speech/me…
108. @INCIndia DEMANDED a BAN on EVMs. thestatesman.com/india/congress…
109. @INCIndia CM BANNED alcohol in his state. When he became the PM he wanted to BAN alcohol in ALL of India. indiatoday.intoday.in/story/pm-morar…
110. @INCIndia MP DEMANDED a BAN on film Dum Maro Dum, because it portrayed Goan women in an objectionable manner. thehindu.com/todays-paper/t…
111. @INCIndia DEMANDED a BAN on Jaswant Singh's book Jinnah, India-Partition Independence. news18.com/news/politics/…
112. @INCIndia wanted to dish out LICENSES to journos, that could then be TAKEN AWAY by the govt. (via @tarun_197) thehindu.com/news/national/…
113. @INCIndia Chief Minister tried to BAN the legendary cartoonist RK Laxman. (via @drmanny) timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/RK-Laxma…
114. @INCIndia DEMANDED withdrawal of a book from syllabus claiming it ridiculed Rajiv Gandhi. (via @VarunGangal) indiatoday.intoday.in/story/malayala…
115. @INCIndia ARRESTED and JAILED historians & writers critical of Nehru post Indo-China war (via @patriotic_ayush) archive.org/details/Dharam…
116. @INCIndia wanted to KEEP THE BAN on the musical Jesus Christ Superstar. SC DISREGARDED plea. (via @tweetRada) timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Priests-…
117. @INCIndia JAILED the great Indian actor Utpal Dutt for performing political plays. (via @morningangleton) indiatoday.intoday.in/story/utpal-du…
118. @INCIndia's Jawaharlal Nehru ISSUED DIRECTIONS to ministers to NOT ATTEND Sardar Patel's funeral. (via @gopimaliwal)
119. @INCIndia's Nehru STRONGLY ADVISED Rajendra Prasad to NOT ATTEND Sardar Patel's funeral. The President IGNORED Nehru. (via @praashok)
120. @INCIndia BANNED iconic director Louis Malle's documentary Phantom India. (via @surjitbhalla) nytimes.com/1985/04/07/mag…
121. @INCIndia BANNED the great investigative journalist Jack Anderson's documentary Rajiv's India. tribuneindia.com/2006/20060521/…
122. @INCIndia BANNED, THREW OUT the @BBC from India. For TWO LONG YEARS. medium.com/@abhilashgaur/…
123. @INCIndia (UPA) ORDERED the BLOCKING of HUNDREDS of URLs, including twitter accounts of journalists @KanchanGupta & @ShivAroor.
124. @INCIndia DEMANDED a BAN on the song Bharat Mata Ki Jai from the film Shanghai. mid-day.com/articles/mumba…
125. @INCIndia MP TORE DOWN posters of the film Arjun Reddy saying they ruined minds of youngsters, DEMANDED a ban. (via @prasanth439)
126. @INCIndia DEMANDED a BAN on the film Namo Saune Gamo. theindianpanorama.news/india/congress…
127. CBFC under @INCIndia virtually BANNED the film, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. reuters.com/article/idUS12…
128. @INCIndia BANNED @republic news channel from its press conference. (via @I_DIVYANSHU)
129. CBFC under @INCIndia ORDERED director to cut scenes, saying Emergency was NEVER imposed. (via @trackevangelism) mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/entertainment/…
130. @INCIndia DEMANDED a BAN on Opinion Polls. archive.indianexpress.com/news/congress-…
131. @INCIndia BANNED Johar's film Nasbandi.
132. @INCIndia BANNED Marijuana, leading to increase in hard-drug use and great hassle for terminally ill patients. timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/The-join…
133. @INCIndia BLOCKED release of 1962 war film Bhool Na Jana, forcing Daan Singh into oblivion. (via @UrchinSpock)
134. @INCIndia ARRESTED makers of Kabani Nadi Chuvannappol, CENSORED it, STORMED the theatres; film was pulled. thehindu.com/features/metro…
135. @INCIndia's Nehru LIED about Sardar Patel to FORCE R Prasad's hand and PREVENT him from becoming President. 1/n ia801605.us.archive.org/21/items/in.er…
135. Nehru writes to Rajendra Prasad, CLEARLY mentioning that he & Sardar Patel have JOINTLY reached a decision for the President's post 2/n
135. Rajendra Prasad calls Nehru's bluff, sends Nehru's letter to Patel. It becomes clear Nehru is LYING; he NEVER consulted Patel. 3/n
135. Caught, Nehru plays the victim card, mollifies Sardar Patel, then writes apologetically to Rajendra Prasad admitting to his lie. 4/n
135. Patel's heart melts, he writes to Rajendra Prasad emphasising how burdened Nehru is, doesn't realise the import of his writings. 5/n
135. Rajendra Prasad's heart melts, too. He forgives Nehru, agreeing that Nehru is too overburdened; is apologetic himself. Matter ends. n/n
136. @INCIndia's Nehru, angry, asked for Rajendra Prasad's speech to be BARRED from distribution. (via @praashok) books.google.co.in/books?id=Jgd0B…
137. @INCIndia's Nehru STRONGLY ADVISED President Radhakrishnan to NOT ATTEND Rajendra Prasad's funeral. The President IGNORED Nehru.
138. @INCIndia's Nehru BANNED import of cosmetics. His daughter protested. Nehru asked JRD Tata to make cosmetics. india-seminar.com/2015/675/675_v…
139. @INCIndia BANNED Periyar's Sachchi Ramayan, SEIZED all copies. The High Court SET ASIDE the ban. books.google.co.in/books?id=n-KUI…
140. @INCIndia KEPT the BAN on harmonium imposed by British head of AIR for years. Nehru hated harmonium (MO Mathai) livemint.com/Opinion/Y12e6G…
141. @INCIndia wants to STALL, BAN release of the film Padmavati. (via @Tejas_Bhatt) indiatoday.intoday.in/story/padmavat…
142. @INCIndia's Nehru JUSTIFIED curbing Press Freedom through his DRACONIAN Press (Objectionable Matter) Act, 1951 ia902307.us.archive.org/33/items/newst…
143. @INCIndia's Nehru allegedly got a TOI column DISCONTINUED as it was too critical of him. (via @rahulroushan) thehoot.org/story_popup/ne…
144. @INCIndia buried, seized, and burnt copies of the Shah Commission Report. Only 3 survive. (via @sureshnakhua) timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/30-years…
145. @INCIndia BANNED the magazine Cross Roads. SC OVERTURNED the ban. Nehru OVERTURNED the SC through 1st Amendment indiankanoon.org/doc/456839/
146. Police under @INCIndia SUSPENDED a constable for criticising @siddaramaiah. (via @youbee_s)
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147. Police under @INCIndia ARRESTED a man for criticising @narendramodi.
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148. Police under @INCIndia ARRESTED students for defaming @narendramodi. (via @priyankac19) theguardian.com/world/2014/jun…
149. @INCIndia CM proposed the Emergency six months BEFORE the actual Emergency. indianexpress.com/article/india/…
150. Commission under @INCIndia DEMANDED ban on Rang de Basanti; passed ONLY after minister said yes. (via @eaniman)
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151. @INCIndia BANNED Nakoula's film Innocence of Muslims after US Consulate was attacked by protesters in Chennai. timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/U…
152. @INCIndia BANNED the iconic play Ningalenne Communistakki; the actors were ARRESTED. (via @morningangleton)
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153. @INCIndia BANNED film songs from being played on the All India Radio. frontline.in/static/html/fl…
154. @INCIndia BANNED Krishna Chakravarty's novel Amanabik. books.google.co.in/books?id=0vekq…
155. @INCIndia DEMANDED a BAN on the iconic film Parasakthi. thehindu.com/todays-paper/t…
156. Police under @INCIndia ARRESTED editors Ajay Mitra and Guru Sharan Singh of Singhbhum Ekta and Samata respectively.
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157. CBFC under @INCIndia BANNED the film Samskara, based on Ananthamurthy's famous novel by the same name. thereel.scroll.in/837832/an-acti…
158. @INCIndia BANNED Rabindra Sangeet (26 songs). books.google.co.in/books?id=0vekq…
@INCIndia 159. @INCIndia's CM BURNT copies of the magazine 'Sunday' because it published stories on him and his family's misdeeds.
160. @INCIndia workers BURNT copies of newspapers and magazines, THREATENED editors with physical liquidation.
161. @INCIndia got the editor of @htTweets SACKED. (via @praashok)
162. @INCIndia enacted the DRACONIAN anti-Press bill.
162. @INCIndia's CM revealed the idea for the DRACONIAN anti-press bill had been Indira Gandhi's. books.google.co.in/books?id=SVu8C…
163. Police under @INCIndia BEAT UP journalists protesting against its draconian anti-press bill.
164. @INCIndia BANNED Prakash Jha's documentary Faces After the Storm. rediff.com/movies/report/…
165. @INCIndia BANNED the film Nastik. books.google.co.in/books?id=ZsKR1…
166. CBFC under @INCIndia DENIED film certificate to Jayan Cherian's iconic Dalit film Papilio Buddha; @INCIndia under (@ManishTewari & @Oommen_Chandy) BANNED it from IFFK. news18.com/news/india/pap… (via @loosebool)
167. @INCIndia leader DEMANDS a BAN on the film Padmavati. timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/co…
168. @INCIndia BANNED Western and pop/rock music from the All India Radio. books.google.co.in/books?id=gSGiA…
169. @INCIndia BANNED India Peoples' Theatre Association.
170. @INCIndia ordered electricity of newspaper offices to be cut so they couldn’t print the next day's paper.
171. @INCIndia BANNED the famous play Haripada Master.
172. @INCIndia BLOCKED the Dilip Kumar film Ganga Jumna.
173. @INCIndia BANNED Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's play Mahesh and Rabindranath Tagore's plays Gora and Bisarjan.
174. @INCIndia BANNED fourth part of Utpal Dutt's serial, Insurgent Theatre.
175. @INCIndia BANNED dozens of channels for, among other things, showing "obscene and women degrading content" that for it included lingerie, Hawas, Sizzling Hits. (via @centerofright)
176. @INCIndia BANNED Balraj Sahni's iconic play Jadoo ki Kursi that lampooned Nehru.
177. CBFC under @INCIndia DELETED one entire song by the legend Pradeep because it objected to the lyrics. books.google.co.in/books?id=OAI0s…
178. @INCIndia goons ATTACKED Utpal Dutt's play Nightmare City with BOMBS; govt imposed SEDITION charges. Play couldn't be performed. books.google.co.in/books?id=WKLTv…
179. CBFC under @INCIndia BANNED two songs from the film Phir Subeh Hogi. The ban lasted for NINE YEARS. books.google.co.in/books?id=OAI0s…
180. @INCIndia BANNED import of Masani's biography of Indira Gandhi; pressurised the publisher. One objection related to treatment of Mrs Gandhi's taste in clothes. Book released only after the Emergency. (via @prasannavishy)
181. Police under @INCIndia RAIDED Magsaysay winning journalist Gour Kishore Ghose's house, then JAILED him. (via @hum_bolega) facebook.com/pg/Gourkishore…
182. @INCIndia youth wing DEMANDS a BAN on the film Padmavati. patrika.com/pali-news/yout…
183. @INCIndia's @KapilSibal BANNED from textbooks a 50 year old cartoon by Shankar; APOLOGISED for it being present in the first place. thehindu.com/news/national/…
184. @INCIndia youth wanted to BURN copies of @TIME to protest its labelling PM Manmohan Singh as an Underachiever. They got confused and BURNT @timesofindia instead. (via @drmanny)
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/T…
185. @INCIndia got all copies of @TheEconomist CONFISCATED at Indian airports because it had published this cartoon of Indira Gandhi. economist.com/node/10943271 (via @Aks9009Pa)
186. @INCIndia initially CENSORED, REFUSED to broadcast on national television the late Shashi Kapoor's iconic and landmark film New Delhi Times, directed by @rameshfilms. indiancine.ma/AACM/info
187. @INCIndia BANS @TimesNow from attending @OfficeOfRG's press conference.
188. @INCIndia's Mani Shankar Aiyar, who collected money for the Chinese during the 1962 war - an allegation denied by him - ORDERED the removal of a plaque commemorating VD Savarkar at the jail where he spent a decade in solitary confinement. The plaque was REMOVED.
@INCIndia 189. @INCIndia INSTRUCTS authorities to BAN @SunnyLeone from expressing her freedom to act and perform a show. Police under @INCIndia REFUSE to promise safety for her and her crew. indiatoday.intoday.in/story/sunny-le…
@INCIndia @SunnyLeone 190. @INCIndia got Prahlad Keshav Atre, Editor of The Maratha, JAILED for authoring an article. Atre continued to write editorials while being inside prison. (via @VarunGangal) dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-…
@INCIndia @SunnyLeone @VarunGangal 191. @INCIndia goons VANDALISED and RANSACKED the auditorium where noted theatre personality Hirannaiah was speaking and FORCED a grovelling apology off him. Hirannaiah had poked fun at Siddaramaiah and Sonia Gandhi. (via @youbee_s) timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mysuru/No…
@INCIndia @SunnyLeone @VarunGangal @youbee_s 192. @INCIndia BLACKED OUT the legendary artist & India's treasure @sonal_mansingh for speaking out against the Emergency. 20 years later, @INCIndia INSTRUCTED US embassy to DENY visa to @sonal_mansingh's troupe. (via @ShefVaidya)
@INCIndia @SunnyLeone @VarunGangal @youbee_s @sonal_mansingh @ShefVaidya 193. Theatre Performance Board (Maharashtra Rangbhoomi Parinirikshhan Mandal) under @INCIndia virtually BANNED Kiran Nagarkar's famous play Bedtime Story. Play could only be staged decades later. livemint.com/Leisure/kbEtCe…
blogs.reuters.com/india/2015/03/…
@INCIndia @SunnyLeone @VarunGangal @youbee_s @sonal_mansingh @ShefVaidya 195. Police under @INCIndia SET FIRE to a newspaper building because it was unhappy with its news reports and coverage. CM and administration stayed silent; Senior government officer issued a veiled warning to the Indian Express. indiatoday.intoday.in/story/gujarat-…
198. @INCIndia BANNED the entry into Punjab and Chandigarh, of newspapers published outside. When @IndianExpress protested by printing blank pages, @INCIndia THREATENED to stop their distribution altogether. books.google.co.in/books?id=hDmn6…
199. @INCIndia's state Home Minister BANNED Dilip Kumar's iconic film Jugnu.
200. @INCIndia gave orders, repeatedly BLACKED OUT television coverage of Netaji Subhas Bose's daughter. books.google.co.in/books?id=hDmn6…
201. Theatre Performance Board (Maharashtra Rangbhoomi Parinirikshhan Mandal) under @INCIndia BANNED Vijay Tendulkar’s iconic play Gidhade (The Vultures).
202. @INCINdia CM BANNED the film Jharna.
203. Police under @INCIndia in Gujarat RAIDED without warrant the offices of Gujarati magazine @sadhanaweekly, framed conspiracy charges. Raid was allegedly ordered by the Home Minister. books.google.co.in/books?id=0vekq…
204. @INCIndia CM ORDERED a ban on giving advertisements to a newspaper because he was unhappy with its news reports and coverage. @INCIndia DEFENDED its action, saying that the news reports were anti-national. books.google.co.in/books?id=0vekq…
205. @INCIndia BANNED Amol Palekar's Vasanakand (The Inferno of Lust), written by Mahesh Elkunchwar. indianculturalforum.in/2016/07/08/imp…
206. @INCIndia's @sanjaynirupam DEMANDED that @imbhandarkar's film Indu sarkar be first screened for senior Congress leaders for a "no objection certificate". ndtv.com/india-news/bef… indiatimes.com/entertainment/…
207. @INCIndia CONFISCATED copies of the Dalit magazine Aakrosh, ARRESTED four persons, including the Editor for publishing poems critical of the Swaminarayan sect in the wake of the burning alive of a Dalit. books.google.co.in/books?id=0vekq…
208. @INCIndia BANNED the book Oppression in Punjab, got CFD secretary ARRESTED, filed SEDITION charges against the authors of the book. Read the book here: unipune.ac.in/snc/cssh/Human…
209. CBFC under @INCIndia BANNED Ashvin Kumar’s film Inshallah, Football. It went on to win a National Award after the ban was later revoked.
210. CBFC under @INCIndia BANNED Nobel nominee @Callum_Macrae's acclaimed documentary No Fire Zone because it could have "strained friendly relations between India and Sri Lanka." blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/…
211. CBFC under @INCIndia BANNED Shyam Benegal's iconic film Nishant despite it being India's official entry to the Cannes Film Festival. Film was cleared after Benegal personally persuaded Indira Gandhi to watch it.
212. CBFC under @INCIndia BANNED @doktorgandu's cult film Gandu.
213. @INCIndia lodges a complaint under section 66 with Bhopal Police cyber cell against BJP spokesperson @sureshnakhua for circulating a spoof video that parodied @RahulGandhi.
214. @INCIndia BANNED @timesofindia from receiving advertising because the latter was critical of the govt's Prohibition policy. Nehru backed the ban, even craftily counselled CM Desai to lie about the real reason for the ban. (h/t @arvindsingh_dev) books.google.co.in/books?id=SXpDA…
215. @INCIndia BLOCKED appointment of judges to the Supreme Court if they were in ANY WAY associated with the ideology of @RSSorg, or even so much as attended the funeral of an RSS person. [From Supreme Whispers, Chandrachud, 2018]
216. @INCIndia asked its members to take a “positive stand AGAINST criticism" of Nehru and "emphasised that those who criticise him are TRAITORS.”

The authors of this letter, demanding Nehru's resignation, were ARRESTED and JAILED. (h/t @alok_bhatt) othisaivu.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/letter…
217. @INCIndia's Nehru unsubscribed and BANNED @timesofindia from his house because he thought they were on a mission to criticise him. He DEMANDED an apology from Blitz for reporting that Indira had received expensive sarees from an unknown businessman. [Reminiscences, Mathai]
218. @INCIndia's Nehru told @htTweets editor that he was the LOWEST form of human existence. Nehru then approached the employer and got the editor FIRED, his column BANNED. Possibly the first (non-digital) case of tagging the employer. [Reminiscences of the Nehru Age, Mathai]
219. @INCIndia's Sonia Gandhi DEMANDED all studies coming out of Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Research be politically vetted after a study ranked Gujarat No. 1 in economic freedom. The director, @bibekdebroy, REFUSED, said he was made to QUIT. huffingtonpost.in/2015/11/05/bib…
220. @INCIndia's Sonia Gandhi [10 Janpath] rang up @bibekdebroy, Director (Research) of Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Research after learning he had invited Editor of RSS' @eOrganiser, DEMANDING withdrawal of invitation. Prof Debroy REFUSED. timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Intolera…
221. @INCIndia ORDERED massive raids at the @IndianExpress building and its owner R Goenka's guesthouse, incensed at the paper's investigative reports on Reliance-Govt nexus courtesy Arun Shourie & @sgurumurthy who was ARRESTED under Official Secrets Act. nytimes.com/1987/09/13/wor…
222. @INCIndia ORDERED the COMPLETE takeover of the @IndianExpress building & press after the raids [following @sgurumurthy's reports] that were widely condemned. The UNPRECEDENTED annexation of the entire building was in VIOLATION of Supreme Court orders. books.google.co.in/books?id=hDmn6…
223. @INCIndia's member files a Police complaint against @NetflixIndia, @SacredGames_TV, and @Nawazuddin_S for referring to Rajiv Gandhi as Fattu (Pussy); asks for FIR to be filed under IPC and the IT act. (h/t @dibyabttb)
224. @INCIndia's Pandey & Pandey HIJACKED a plane carrying 126 passengers, shouting "Indira Gandhi Zindabad" and demanding that she be released & all cases against her withdrawn. @INCIndia REWARDED both Pandeys with election tickets. (h/t @NupurSharmaBJP) indiatoday.in/magazine/india…
225. @INCIndia comprehensively RIGGED the 1987 J&K elections through rampant malpractices, arrests, curfews; even recalling a defeated candidate (GM Shah) who had trudged back home dejected and declaring him the winner.

Here is @ShashiTharoor himself ADMITTING to the Rigging.
226. @INCIndia leaders file a petition in the National Herald Case (in which they stand accused of monumental fraud) to RESTRAIN @Swamy39 from tweeting, particularly the acronyms and sobriquets invented by him, like TDK and Buddhu. (via @jgopikrishnan70) financialexpress.com/india-news/nat…
228. @INCIndia BANNED one of India's greatest director, Ritwik Ghatak's 1970 documentary Amar Lenin. Film was later released only after Indira Gandhi personally saw and approved of it. (via @sanchat48) timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/… timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/D…
229. @INCIndia ORDERED TV coverage of the Tiananmen Square Massacre to be TONED DOWN. Consequently, the I&B Minister KK Tewary CENSORED the events at Tiananmen Square in which 10,454 people demanding FoS were butchered. books.google.co.in/books?id=SfxtA… indianexpress.com/article/opinio…
230. @INCIndia's Indira Gandhi got @swamy39 SACKED from his job just because she didn't like his books, theories, and ideas. Dr Swamy went to court and won. It took him 22 years.
231. @INCIndia government decides to pass a BARBARIC "Blasphemy Law" that makes the sacrilege of all religious texts punishable with LIFE IMPRISONMENT.
232. @INCIndia intimidated, hounded, harassed journalist @chitrasd while she investigated the Bofors Scam, resulting ultimately in her getting fired. forbes.com/forbes/1997/07…
233. @INCIndia (through Vincent George, PA to Sonia Gandhi) attempted to threaten and censor journalist @KanchanGupta for writing his Pioneer column Rome Rajya Vs Ram Rajya. (h/t @ajitdatta)
234. @INCIndia's Indira Gandhi hinted at crackdown on Marxism. (h/t @shakkuiyer)
235. @INCIndia wanted to BAN the Communists from taking part in democratic elections. (via @IndiaHistorypic)
236. @INCIndia's Nehru DISMISSED the first ever democratically elected Communist govt, of Kerala, in 1959. Congress was part of Vimochana Samaram, that instigated violent protests, police action. The US Ambassador went on record saying CIA FUNDED Cong to foment trouble in Kerala.
237. @INCIndia MLAs support Privilege Motion, DEMAND stringent action and an EXEMPLARY PUNISHMENT for Defence Expert @Iyervval for posting a sarcastic video. newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/…
dailypioneer.com/2018/state-edi…
238. @INCIndia's PM Manmohan Singh personally SCOLDED, then ORDERED @PrannoyRoyNDTV to pull an @ndtv story (Ministers' report card) critical of the UPA. The story was ALTERED and criticism removed. ( h/t @iNiranjan86; @barugaru's Accidental Prime Minister) opindia.com/2018/09/senior…
239. @INCIndia BANNED Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, voted the fifth greatest English language novel of the twentieth century. Huxley was accused of being a pornographer. (via @Pallavisms) books.google.co.in/books?id=2PQzA… archive.org/details/Amusin…
240. "The Statesman's turn would come next."

@INCIndia's Kamal Nath disclosing to American officials his government's plans to ged rid of one of the staunchest critics of the Emergency, the legendary CR Irani of the newspaper @TheStatesmanLtd. wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1…
241. @INCIndia and its leader Shaktisinh Gohil supported the BAN on Joseph Lelyveld's The Great Soul ordered by the then CM of Gujarat @narendramodi, calling it “perverse and baseless, and an insult to the father of the nation." Gohil also wanted to BURN Lelyveld's effigy.
242. @INCIndia's Law Minister M Veerappa Moily declared that the Central govt would BAN Joseph Lelyveld's The Great Soul. Both he and the Congress backtracked after an appeal by Mahatma Gandhi's grandson to not ban the book. dnaindia.com/india/report-c…
243. @INCIndia (UPA) either ignored the request or refused to give a No Objection Certificate to Peter Heehs' The Lives of Sri Aurobindo, that was BANNED by @Naveen_Odisha, despite a request by the High Court to "take a decision ASAP". (h/t @gchikermane) thefreelibrary.com/Sri+Aurobindo%…
244. @praful_patel, Aviation Minister in the UPA (headed by @INCIndia) got publisher to withdraw @JitiBhargava's book The Descent of Air India. The book blamed the Minister's policies and his handling of Air India. The Congress stayed silent. economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-…
245. @INCIndia objects to some scenes in the upcoming film Kedarnath, says the film violates the faith of crores of Hindus, DEMANDS some scenes be removed immediately. "NO ONE has the right to violate our beliefs." (h/t @NeerGopal) swarajyamag.com/insta/kedarnat…
246. Police under @INCIndia ARRESTS a journalist for making a speech that criticised Tipu Sultan, books him under the DREADED section 295A. (h/t @AloPal) opindia.com/2018/11/journa… timesnownews.com/india/article/…
247. @AkashvaniAIR under @INCIndia FIRED the iconic music director Hridaynath Mangeshkar for his musical composition because it was based on Veer Savarkar's Marathi song. (via @SrBehere)
248. @INCIndia's @IYCHimachal President files complaint against a man for his Facebook post on @RahulGandhi and Priyanka Vadra. Police file charges under the dreaded Section 295A. The accused would soon be arrested, says DSP Shukla, Himachal Police. news18.com/news/india/shi…
249. @INCIndia's Maharashtra Youth Congress President DEMANDS that #AccidentalPrimeMinister be shown to his party BEFORE release, or else they will NOT allow the film to be screened anywhere in case they disagree with some scenes. (via @NeerGopal)
250. @INCIndia workers DEMAND suspension of a school headmaster for calling CM Kamal Nath 'Daaku' (Dacoit). Within hours, the headmaster is SUSPENDED. (h/t @MeShivPrakash) timesnownews.com/india/article/…
251. @INCIndia workers workers storm in, disrupt the screening of the film The Accidental Prime Minister, vandalise the theatre, tear apart the screen; this on the day their leader @RahulGandhi speaks of rising intolerance in India. (h/t @AdvaitaKala) dnaindia.com/india/report-c…
252. @INCIndia CHARGED the great Utpal Dutt with SEDITION for his play Duswapner Nagari; JAILED him for 7 months for Kallol. Congress workers BURNT the set, THRASHED actors, poured BOILING water over the director. (h/t @shivkmishr) indiatoday.in/magazine/inter… timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/T…
253. Police under @INCIndia CHARGED the Dalit activist and Editor Sudhir Dhawale with SEDITION under the DREADED Sec 124. He spent FORTY MONTHS in jail. Mr @KapilSibal was the Law & Justice Minister. indianexpress.com/article/india/… caravanmagazine.in/law/sudhir-dha…
253. @INCIndia, holding power at the Centre, stayed SILENT when, not one, not a hundred, but EIGHT-THOUSAND activists were charged under the dreaded Sec 124 for SEDITION by a State govt. (h/t @abhijitmajumder) [Note: violation-count stays same as it wasn't the INC that charged.]
254. @INCIndia's B Krishna filed a complaint against a man for his FB post allegedly mocking & abusing Congress leader PJ Kurien. As a result, Police under @INCIndia CHARGED 111 people under the DREADED Sec 66 passed by @KapilSibal. (h/t @jdshastri26) timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Suryanel…
255. @INCIndia threatens defamation suit against Rocky Mittal for his song "Sonia Ka Baccha Akal Ka Kaccha". Cong Mahila Pradesh Chief had earlier demanded that Mittal be sacked; threatened to burn his effigy. (h/t @LillyMaryPinto)
256. For calling Nehru a traitor, and accusing the Congress of not addressing poverty, @INCIndia CHARGED Ram Nandan with SEDITION under the dreaded Sec 124A. He was imprisoned for THREE YEARS.

Allahabad High Court acquitted him in a landmark judgment: indiankanoon.org/doc/537326/
257. @INCIndia charged freedom-fighter Kedar Nath for SEDITION under the dreaded Sec 124A, for asking people to "throw these Congressi goondas from their gaddi" because they were corrupt and impeding land distribution. Kedar Nath was jailed for ONE YEAR. indiankanoon.org/doc/111867/
258. @INCIndia's Women’s wing files police complaints in two States against unknown persons for offensive tweets against Priyanka Gandhi, asks Congress workers to file police complaint in ALL States. (h/t @GirishkarM) thanthitv.com/News/TamilNadu…
thehindu.com/news/national/…
259. @INCIndia's @RahulGandhi vows to REMOVE all individuals who have links to the @RSSorg, from EVERY institution, once the Congress comes to power. (h/t @rgchennai)
260. @INCIndia workers and leaders shouting the slogan Chowkidar-Chor-Hai (Modi is a thief) mercilessly THRASH an onlooker (a heart patient) who asked them Chowkidar-kyon-chor-hai (Why is Modi a thief). (h/t @TheSamirAbbas)
261. @INCIndia workers BRUTALLY assault and THRASH journalists clicking photographs of empty chairs at a thinly-attended public rally in Virudhunagar. (h/t @lazy__mongoose) opindia.com/2019/04/congre…
262. @INCIndia leader Vibhakar Shastri serves a notice to #TashkentFiles director @vivekagnihotri, DEMANDING a halt on the release of the film (that he had loved and admired on its premier only three days ago). (h/t @abhijitmajumder) opindia.com/2019/04/direct…
263. @INCIndia brazenly reinstates its lumpen goons who VICIOUSLY abused and threatened their own party spokesperson in an open meeting. Suspension order revoked in consultation with, or through the decision/intervention of, @JM_Scindia. (via @priyankac19)
264. @INCIndia workers during the time of the Rajiv Gandhi govt THRASHED a professor, blackened his face, got him ARRESTED, all for posing the factual exam question: "Which AIR station broadcast the sentence - Rajiv Gandhi Chor Hai?" (h/t @rahulroushan) opindia.com/2019/05/rajiv-…
265. @INCIndia government SUSPENDS university professor for his Facebook post predicting big win for the BJP in Lok Sabha polls, after a Youth Congress leader files a complaint. (h/t @whereismabeer) financialexpress.com/elections/kama…
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