Promise of freedom of expression in the G-7 and cases of bad feelings in the country

  • Chandan Sharma
  • for BBC Hindi

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Mohd Zubair, the co-founder of the Alt News fact-checking site, was arrested on Monday by the Delhi Police Special Cell for injuring religious sentiments. After that, on Tuesday, he was transferred to police custody for four days.

According to Delhi police, an FIR was registered four years ago under sections 153-A of the CPI (fostering enmity in society) and 295-A (intentionally injuring religious sentiments), under of whom he has been arrested.

On Monday, India signed an agreement with the G-7, an organization in the world’s developed countries, to “protect freedom of expression online and offline and to protect the freedom of civil society.” “.

In this regard, the seven permanent members of the G-7, the European Union and the five guest countries, including India, issued a four-page joint statement. He said: “All partners will work together to protect freedom of expression and thought online and offline.” In addition, the agreement says, “Make the world of the Internet more open, free, reliable and secure.”

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