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Suchitra Vijayan at The Polis Project spoke to
Siddharth Narrain is a lawyer and legal researcher based in Delhi. He is an Honorary Research Fellow with the Sarai Programme, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi. He has worked previously as an Assistant Professor at the School of Law, Governance, and Citizenship, Ambedkar University Delhi; as a legal researcher with the Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore, and as a journalist with The Hindu group of publications, Delhi. @snarrain
A selected Bibliography
- Hate Speech, Hurt Sentiment, and the (
Im)Possibility of Free Speech
- Dangerous Speech in Real Time: Social Media, Policing, and Communal Violence
- Unpacking The Law Commission Hate Speech Report
and you can read more of his work here
Hate Speech in India: A Legal Primer*
The following narration is a brief primer aimed at informing the general public about the legislative history, circumstances, scope and present conditions surrounding hate speech legislation in India. It discusses various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as they pertain to the governance of hate speech and how they criminalize hate speech under certain circumstances in India.Hate_speech_primer
- The Legal Primer was researched and compiled by Apoorva Chandra.
This series is a part of The Polis Project’s Violence Lab.