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Content regulation and privacy have become hot topics in India, in three dimensions. On Wednesday, Indian minister of home affairs Shri G. Kishan Reddy has defended the nation’s plan to recruit citizens as volunteer policers of unlawful online content, saying it is not open to abuse by volunteers who use the program to …

  1. msobkow Silver badge

    If you don't like what you see, you can turn me off...

    -- Alice Cooper

  2. amolbk

    Corrections

    "made in Jammu and Kashmir , two Muslim-majority states that Hindu-dominated India recently stripped of autonomy on security grounds"

    This article from Christian-dominated UK has some factual errors:

    1. Jammu and Kashmir is one, not two states. Union territory, to be precise. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jammu_and_Kashmir_(union_territory)

    2. Jammu region is Hindu-majority. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jammu_Division

    3. The autonomy granted to the state was a temporary constitutional provision. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_370_of_the_Constitution_of_India

    Yeah it's taking some time to clear the mess left behind by the British Raj and later by their puppets. Enjoy the show!

    By the way, UK's Christian-dominated cricket team is currently touring India. Can be asked to cross check with local sources.

    1. A K Stiles
      Headmaster

      Re: Corrections

      Please cross check with local sources

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Corrections

      @amolbk

      The British Raj certainly has very many unpleasant chapters, which I agree are conveniently missing from UK textbooks.

      In the same vein, you seem to be Indian educated with Indian government's history textbooks that have a similar biased narrative. I assure you very many Pakistanis do not see the partition the same way as presented to the Indian pupil. And what is going on in Kashmir, in *their* eyes, proves their point that partition was the right thing.

      I suppose the atroticies committed by the Indian army there would be, in your eyes, the "British Raj". Had that not happened, perhaps even blame laid on the mughals from the 1500's.

      History is done and written. What actions an independent nations takes today has to be owned. What is going on today in India presented in this article is entirely its doing.

      The atrocitires of the British Raj forged leaders with virtue like Gandhi.

      A fascist-in-training despot like Modi is entirely the creation of an independent India. He is willing to partition his own nation on religious lines and create civil unrest to further his power agenda. He's got people playing religious "teams" sport as if they is some worthy prize other than the vulgar my "team" "won". Principles and sportmanship be damned. Minorities be crushed and spat.

      The fact is that India is no longer behaving as a secular nation - you are deflecting from this fact.

      The "constitution" of the UK also allowed for slavery, the British Raj, the Iraq War, and so on. So quoting any constitution means little, less so when the people affected did not have a say.

      This consitution stuff is the typical hollywood/twitterati American propoganda with bleeding heart forefathers being some holy grail of honour - Constitutions are only as good as the men and women who create them and those who choose to interpret and enforce them.

      India needs to stop with the "we know what is best for the Kashmiri people". The Kashmiri people decide what is best for them.

      PS: I take it you must be Hindu, as it is clear the other claims of religious dominance has struck a nerve. Which gives your bias away.

      Is what India doing justifiable, were you the minority side of the equation.

      No I am not Muslim or Kashmiri or Christian.

      1. amolbk

        Re: Soros is hiring

        Keep it up. You might have a good chance of being hired by Soros (if not already). One of his useful idiots recently leaked a toolkit on Twitter exposing at least three others in India. He surely reGretas hiring such dimwits.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Soros is hiring

          "When you haven't got an answer, attack the person."

          And Soros (???) apparently?

          What toolkit is this that you use? I'd like to check if the Kardashians and Little-Bo-Peep are apropos for such enlightening commentary.

  3. Blackjack Silver badge

    So if history repeats itself why I have to live in a Time when Dictatorships are coming back?

    1. A K Stiles

      because history repeats itself?

    2. Cynic_999 Silver badge

      Absolutely. Haven't you noticed?

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