The BJP, the RSS and the security establishment have been equally, if not more, successful in mobilizing both the mainstream as well as social media for counter-insurgency, including to malign anyone critical of the government.
The 7-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court asked if, and didn't say that, secularism was aloofness, during a hearing on a case. But the Times of India headline implies an order which it was not. The media tendency to report questions or observations made in court misleads readers. Curiously, the courts are silent on such reports.
Tausif Ahmed Bhat, the Kashmiri youth in Chhattisgarh who was arrested on charges of sedition for liking a cartoon on Facebook, was finally granted bail by Justice Goutam Bhat of the Chhattisgarh High Court, on his fourth bail plea. The judge said he was not the author of the post and no violence had resulted after the post was published. By the time he is released after Diwali he will have spent more than 80 days in jail.