Section 295A

Timelines
Protests against Raveena Tandon, Farah Khan, Bharti Singh in Punjab

29 Dec 2019

Protests against Raveena Tandon, Farah Khan, Bharti Singh in Punjab

On Friday, peaceful protests were carried out in several parts of Punjab against actor Raveena Tandon, director/choreographer Farah Khan, and comedian Bharti Singh, for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of the Christian community on a television program.

After FIR over hurting religious sentiments, Raveena Tandon clarifies stance

27 Dec 2019

After FIR over hurting religious sentiments, Raveena Tandon clarifies stance

After a police complaint was filed against her over allegations of hurting religious sentiments of the Christian community, actor Raveena Tandon clarified her stance on the matter and offered an apology.

Ananth Hegde makes controversial remarks against Rahul, EC wants video-footage

14 Mar 2019

Ananth Hegde makes controversial remarks against Rahul, EC wants video-footage

The Election Commission has reportedly sought the video footage of the gathering which Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde attended last week where he made demeaning remarks against Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

Supreme Court's comments in Abhijit Iyer-Mitra case don't bode well

05 Oct 2018

Supreme Court's comments in Abhijit Iyer-Mitra case don't bode well

On Thursday, the Supreme Court denied bail to defense analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, who was arrested last month over comments about Odisha's Konark temple that were allegedly derogatory.

Sunny Leone, Manforce slammed for suggesting condom use during Navratri

22 Sep 2017

Sunny Leone, Manforce slammed for suggesting condom use during Navratri

Ahead of Navratri, Manforce released a new ad featuring Sunny Leone, urging Gujaratis to practice safe sex during the festivities.

In parliament, MP Naresh Agarwal links Hindu gods with alcohol

19 Jul 2017

In parliament, MP Naresh Agarwal links Hindu gods with alcohol

There was uproar in Parliament after Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal seemed to link Hindu gods with alcohol.

Section 295A: Regulating speech that offends religious sentiments

02 Feb 2017

Section 295A: Regulating speech that offends religious sentiments

Hate speech in India is prohibited under several sections of various laws.