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Representation sent to Arunchal Pradesh

A newspaper article dated 30.10.2020 published in Telegraph India titled ‘Arunachal Internet Bar to curb Cheating’ stated that Arunachal Pradesh government will be shutting down internet services on 1st November 2020 in 15 of its districts to ensure that no cheating takes place during state civil service exams. SFLC.in sent a representation to the Government of Arunachal Pradesh […]

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SFLC.in writes to the Criminal Reforms Committee

SFLC.in sent its recommendations to the Criminal Reforms Committee on 16th September 2020. Our recommendations covered criminal sanctions against free speech offences mainly Sedition(Section 124-A of Indian Penal Code) and Criminal Defamation(Section 499 and 500 of IPC). We believe that our laws on sedition and criminal defamation in their current form are causing chilling effect on […]

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Representation sent to Government of Rajasthan to publish orders regarding suspension of Internet services.

SFLC.in wrote to the Home Secretary, Government of Rajasthan as well the District Collectors of Udaipur, Dungarpur, Pratapgarh and Banswara asking them to publish orders regarding the suspension of Internet services in the said districts. Internet services have suspended in these 4 districts since Saturday, 26th September 2020 following violent protests. SFLC.in hasn’t been able […]

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Letter to National Law School of India University in light of the difficulties to be faced by potential candidates appearing for National Law Aptitude Test(“NLAT”)

SFLC.in wrote a Letter to  National Law School of India University in relation to it’s decision to conduct its own admissions entrance test the National Law Aptitude Test (“NLAT”) and the problems and difficulties which would be faced by the potential candidates thereof. While NLSIU has confirmed that it is “fully committed to delivering NLAT 2020 […]

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Government of Rajasthan clarifies to SFLC.IN that Aadhar is not mandatory for COVID-19 testing

Government of Rajasthan clarifies to SFLC.IN that Aadhaar is not mandatory for COVID-19 testing Recently, it was brought to our notice that the Rajasthan government had made Aadhaar mandatory for the RT-PCR mobile app during sample collection of COVID-19 tests vide their guidelines dated 25.07.2020. In this regard, SFLC.IN had written to the Chief Minister of Rajasthan Government, Minister of Health and Family […]

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Letter to the Standing Committee on Information Technology on Content Moderation by Social Media Platforms

SFLC.in has written to the Standing Committee on Information Technology chaired by Dr. Shashi Tharoor on the Content Moderation policies of Social Media platforms. The letter was written in light of the recent allegations that have come forward against social media platform Facebook regarding selectively moderating hate speech in favor of the ruling party on its platform. The Wall Street […]

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Letter to Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation against mandating Aadhaar for COVID-19 testing

Letter to Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation against mandating Aadhaar for COVID-19 testing Recently, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation made Aadhaar mandatory for COVID-19 testing in Ahmedabad’s Urban Health Centres.  This decision by the Municipal Corporation of Ahmedabad is in violation of the judgment of the Supreme Court in Justice Puttaswamy v. Union of India (2019 (1) SCC 1) wherein it […]

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Rethink Aadhaar for ILGMS: Civil Society Groups write to the Kerala Government

Rethink Aadhaar for ILGMS: Civil Society Groups write to the Kerala Government Digital rights organisations Rethink Aadhaar, Article 21 Trust, Internet Freedom Foundation, SFLC.in and SMC endorse a legal notice sent to the Government of Kerala by Bezwada Wilson and Kalyani Menon-Sen (prominent civil society activists, and petitioners in the Puttaswamy case, challenging the constitutionality of Aadhaar), […]

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SFLC.in sent a representation to the IT standing committee

SFLC.in had written to all the members of the IT committee chaired by Dr. Shashi Tharoor on 8th June 2020 highlighting the menace of Internet shutdowns. Our letter highligted the adverse impact of Internet shutdowns on citizens of the country. The letter also reinstated the plight of the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir as the region […]

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Event – Reconciling State’s interests with a digital life

SFLC.in in collaboration with Live Law is hosting a panel to commemorate an entire year of communication block in The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. This panel will be taking place virtually on the evening of 4th August 2020. The panel will be discussing internet shutdowns vis a vis national security, misinformation, censorship, content […]

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Karnataka High Court Orders The State of Karnataka To Clarify Its Stance on Aarogya Setu

Karnataka High Court Orders The State of Karnataka To Clarify Its Stance on Aarogya Setu The petition filed by SFLC.IN’s advisory board member Mr. Anivar Aravind challenging mandatory-voluntary imposition of Aarogya Setu and lack of specific legislation was listed on 03.08.2020 in the Karnataka High Court before the bench of Hon’ble Chief Justice Mr. Abhay Oka […]

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SFLC.in wrote to the IT committee on issue of women saftey in Digital Spaces

SFLC.in wrote to the Standing Committee on Information Technology chaired by Dr. Shashi Tharoor on the issue of women safety in Digital space. The current pandemic as well as the ongoing technological revolution have pushed the entire ecosystem to be online. This means that there are greater threats for women and marginalized communities in various […]

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Events

Event – Reconciling State’s interests with a digital life

SFLC.in in collaboration with Live Law is hosting a panel to commemorate an entire year of communication block in The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. This panel will be taking place virtually on the evening of 4th August 2020. The panel will be discussing internet shutdowns vis a vis national security, misinformation, censorship, content […]

Summary Report: Digital Citizen Summit, 2017 (September 21-22, 2017; New Delhi)

The second Digital Citizen Summit was organised on September 21-22, 2017 by Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. SFLC.in was an associate partner of the summit. The summit aimed at finding solutions to bridge the digital divide, ways to ensure access to information, and creating […]

Public Discussion – Access Denied: Internet Shutdowns in a Digital India [April 24, 2017; New Delhi]

SFLC.in, in association with the Digital Empowerment Foundation, IT for Change, Internet Democracy Project, Centre for Internet and Society, and Foundation for Media Professionals, is organizing a public discussion titled “Access Denied: Internet Shutdowns in a Digital India” on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Hauz Khas Social, 9A & 12, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi. This event will bring […]

SFLC.in at IGF 2016

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF), a multi-stakeholder public policy dialogue initiated by the United Nations Secretary-General, has been an annual affair for more than a decade. The 11th IGF is set to take place from 6th to 9th December at Guadalajara, Mexico with the theme of ‘Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth’. This 4 day conference […]