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Freedom of Expression under @BJP4India. A comprehensive, crowdsourced thread in response to @PMOIndia's tweet:
1. @BJP4India BANNED Jaswant Singh's book Jinnah, India-Partition Independence. archive.indianexpress.com/news/modi-govt…
2. @BJP4India BANNED Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Lelyveld's Great Soul. theguardian.com/world/2011/mar…
3. @BJP4India BANNED its party leaders and workers from making any ‘personal opinion’ on Advani’s yatra. indianexpress.com/article/india/…
4. @BJP4India DEMANDED a BAN on a former vice chancellor from entering Gujarat. indiatoday.intoday.in/story/darul-ul…
5. @BJP4India BANNED meat for four days in Mumbai during a Jain festival. indianexpress.com/article/india/…
6. @BJP4India BANNED Leslee Udwin's documentary India's Daughter. (via @nareshgan) theguardian.com/world/2015/mar…
7. @BJP4India BANNED the film MSG-2. news18.com/news/india/aft…
8. @BJP4India BANNED the film Jodhaa Akbar. indiatoday.intoday.in/story/Jodhaa-A…
9. @BJP4India BANNED the film Jinda-Sukha. hindustantimes.com/chandigarh/jin…
10. @BJP4India BANNED Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar's book The Adivasi will not Dance. huffingtonpost.in/2017/08/12/why…
11.@BJP4India wants to STALL, BAN release of the film Padmavati. (via @Tejas_Bhatt) indiatoday.intoday.in/story/padmavat…
12. Police under @BJP4India SUSPENDED a constable for criticising @narendramodi. indianexpress.com/article/india/…
13. Police under @BJP4India ARRESTED a man for criticising @ChouhanShivraj. hindustantimes.com/india-news/mp-…
14. Police under @BJP4India ARRESTED, filed multiple charges against a man for anti-Modi Facebook post. firstpost.com/politics/goa-f…
15. Textbook Committee under @BJP4India ERASED a line against the Scindias from 'Khoob Ladi Mardani' (via @kalpsgr)
archive.indianexpress.com/news/in-mp-tex…
16. Police under @BJP4India ARRESTED a man and booked 22 others for a poster comparing @narendramodi with Kim. thehindu.com/news/national/…
17. @BJP4India MLA threatens to BURN DOWN any theatre that screens the film Padmavati.
18. @BJP4India DROPS the screening of S Sasidharan's film S Durga at the International Film Festival organised by it. indianexpress.com/article/india/…
19. @BJP4India leader offers 10 crore bounty for beheading the director and the lead of the film Padmavati.
indiatoday.intoday.in/story/padmavat…
20. @BJP4India MLA and Minister DEMANDS a BAN on the film Padmavati. timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/no…
21. @BJP4india BANS the as yet unreleased film Padmavati. timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/…
22. @BJP4India govt in Gujarat BANS the as yet unreleased film Padmavati. (via @theeyerr)
23. @BJP4India advises channels to BAN the showing of ("indecent and inappropriate for viewing by children") condom ads between 6 am and 10 pm. livemint.com/Politics/6y031…
24. Police under @BJP4India files sedition charges against a journalist for sharing a cartoon. timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/chhattis…
25. CBFC under @BJP4India BANNED the film Pink Mirror because it deemed it to be vulgar and offensive.
26. CBFC under @BJP4India BANNED Pankaj Advani’s landmark film Urf Professor.
27. @BJP4India's Mahila Morcha members DEMAND withdrawal of Malayalam writer S Hareesh's novel Meesha being serialised in Mathrubhumi, for insulting Hindu traditions. The novelist succumbs. indianexpress.com/article/india/…
28. @BJP4India's leader @arunjaitley issues a GAG ORDER to prevent another @BJP4India leader, his own colleague and MP, from speaking on behalf of BJP, something for which the latter was elected to the Rajya sabha in the first place.
29. Citing anti-India bias, @BJP4India govt CANCELS security licence of Al-Jazeera @AJEnglish, making it unable to broadcast in India. economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/media…
30. @BJP4India corporators THRASH mercilessly an AIMIM corporator who opposed the resolution to pay tribute to the Late AB Vajpayee. The corporator has since been JAILED (for his previous alleged offences). For ONE YEAR. (clip courtesy @TalesIndia) indianexpress.com/article/india/…
31. Police under @BJP4India ARRESTS two people for sharing a harmless sarcastic WhatsApp message against a @BJP4India MLA. (h/t @SunilSh45999739) hindustantimes.com/india-news/two…
32. @BJP4India workers manhandle and THRASH a man for asking about rising fuel prices, even as the BJP leader @DrTamilisaiBJP looks on. (h/t @Ahmedshabbir20)
33. @BJP4India 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…
34. Police under @BJP4India registers an FIR (IPC 153; 505) against 3 authors of an Assamese school textbook, for mentioning - what they say exists already in the NCERT textbook - that Modi stayed silent during the 2002 Gujarat riots. (h/t @Niks_Bharat) indiatoday.in/india/story/as…
35. Police under @BJP4India ARRESTS a Hindu man for his Facebook post requesting Hindus to refrain from visiting Ajmer Sharif Dargah, throws him in JAIL on charges of Cyber Terrorism and Section 295A. FOR 45 DAYS.

CM @Dev_Fadnavis SILENT. (h/t @muglikar_) mid-day.com/articles/mumba…
36. @BJP4India issues through the UGC a notification to all central Universities ordering them to apply Conduct of Service Rules (meant for civil servants) on to teachers and professors, thereby BANNING them from criticising in any way government policies. thehindu.com/news/national/…
37. @BJP4India leader DEMANDS a ban on the upcoming film Kedarnath, warning of large-scale protests if the film is released. timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/…
38. Police under @BJP4India ARRESTS a journalist for criticising the Manipur Chief Minister.

You are a puppet; I dare you to arrest me, the journalist had challenged CM @NBirenSingh. indianexpress.com/article/north-…
39. Police under @BJP4India books @kamaalrkhan for his comments against LGBTQ community. "Khan has been booked for obscenity, promoting communal disharmony, and for passing statements aimed at causing hatred or enmity between classes." (h/t @Iyervval) indianexpress.com/article/india/…
40. Police under @BJP4India charges a man under the DREADED Section 295 for a Facebook post on @RahulGandhi and Priyanka Vadra. "The FIR has just been lodged and the accused will soon be ARRESTED," said DSP Shukla. (via @NarayananVKris1) opindia.com/2018/12/shimla…
41. @BJP4India national secretary @HRajaBJP files a police complaint against those who organised an arts festival in Loyola college, for displaying artwork deemed offensive and likely to spread hate. timesnownews.com/videos/times-n…
42. Police under @BJP4India ARRESTS a man (@meamabhishek) for making derogatory comments against senior BJP leaders including the Prime Minister, and for hurting religious sentiments on social media; book him under the dreaded IPC sections and the IT Act. timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/man…
43. @mumbai_ngma Director and other @MinOfCultureGoI officials DISRUPT repeatedly actor Amol Palekar's speech and PREVENT him from saying words critical of the Ministry. (h/t @indomitablesoul) timesnownews.com/india/article/…
44. @BJP4India spokesperson @SureshNakhua files a criminal complaint with the police under the DREADED section 295A against @OfficialUrmila for offending religious sensibilities by calling Hinduism "The most violent religion in the world". dnaindia.com/india/photo-ga…
45. @BJP4India leader @SushilModi files a CRIMINAL complaint against @RahulGandhi for claiming all those with Modi surname are thieves, thereby hurting the sentiments of all Modis. The charge carries imprisonment for up to two years.
46. Police under @BJP4India ARRESTS a barber for his Facebook post against @narendramodi. (h/t @tehseenp) timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/…
47. Police under @BJP4India ARRESTS a @BSP4India leader for his Facebook post against @narendramodi, following a complaint by a @BJYM leader.

[#PriyankaSharma, currently being hounder by @MamataOfficial govt for her SM post, is also a @BJYM leader.]
indianexpress.com/elections/bsp-…
48. An auto driver ARRESTED under the IT Act for circulating a meme on @narendramodi, following a complaint by a @BJP4India worker Anand Manjunath Naik.

Police: "PM's photo was morphed to look ugly and obscene before being circulated." news18.com/news/india/mor…
49. Police (under the control of the @HMOIndia) ARRESTS students for selling pakodas as a form of protest at a Modi rally.
50. Police under @BJP4India ARRESTS six people celebrating Godse's birthday, under the DRACONIAN IPC sections 153 (promoting enmity between different groups) and 153 A (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration). (h/t @CausticNews) deccanherald.com/national/natio…
51. Police under @BJP4India, and acting on a two year-old complaint by @ABVPVoice, ARREST a tribal activist professor for his FB post asserting his right to consume beef, under the DREADED Sec 295A. news18.com/news/india/jha…
52. Police under @BJP4India ARRESTS a journalist for tweeting a video clip concerning UP Chief Minister @myogiadityanath. news18.com/news/india/jou…
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