Arrests Over Facebook Comments Fan Debate in India

By: Sumit Galhotra | Committee to Protect Journalists

The arrest of two women in India this week because of posting and “liking” an opinion on Facebook has further inflamed debate over the right to freedom of expression in the world’s largest democracy.
Following the weekend death of ultra-nationalist politician Bal Thackeray, bustling Mumbai came to a standstill as many government offices, businesses, and schools were closed in a shutdown known as a bandh.

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