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Communal clashes between right-wing Hindu supremacist groups and the minority Muslim community have been reported across India on two recent Hindu festivals within a span of a week.
The week had seen a lot of backlash and protests on the Indian social media scene against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the tyrannical attempts to gag any criticism against her or her governance.
The Indian Union Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal has asked Internet giants such as Facebook, Google and Yahoo to pre-screen derogatory, defamatory and inflammatory content about political leaders and religion. What followed was a wave of insult, ridicule and sarcasm.
Slut Walk, a fresh feminist movement that originated from Toronto Canada, and had been taking rounds of various western cities, is now coming to New Delhi, the Indian capital. Amidst criticism of the use of the word slut, which is uncommon in India, the event organizers attempted to contextualize the movement by renaming it 'Slut Walk Delhi Besharmi Morcha'.