opinion/op-ed/hate-speech-in- the-time-of-free-speech/ article38241788.ece
- In the intro, mention the recent incidents of hate speech where calls to violence were made.
- In the body, mention the challenges such as lack of legal definition and difficulty in defining it as it can take many forms, challenges posed by social media etc. In the suggestions mention recommendations of the 267th report of the Law Commission of India, insertion of a separate and specific provision in the IT Act as recommended by the standing committee on Home affairs in 2015, bringing in specialised legislation to deal with hate speech propagated through internet etc.
- Conclude by mentioning the need to adopt the best international standards while coming up with specific and durable legislative provisions that combat hate speech, especially that which is propagated online and through social media by amending the IPC and the Information Technology Act.