What is your take on the new IT Rules for social media?
In Questions & Answers
Jun 01, 2021
According to new Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code of 2021 under part four of the amended IT rules, now the social media companies having more than 50 lakh registered users will be considered as social media intermediator who are required to appoint a compliance officer who will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the act. From now onwards social media companies are required to take down those post which depicts nudity or morphed photos from the platform within 24 hours of receiving the complaints. This new process will help to reduce the passing of fake news, misleading information, defamatory statements. This act is giving discretionary power to the government. From now onward the platforms has to inform the government about the originator of the message and also made necessary for them to notify the users regarding not to do anything illegal more than once a year. Though these new rules are having many advantages but it will greatly affect the right to privacy of the Indian citizens under article 21 of the constitution and freedom of speech and expression under article 19, will cause economic harm as now government will decide whether the content is appropriate or not.
What is the best solution (long-term) for Israel-Palestine situation?
In Questions & Answers
May 27, 2021
According to me first there should be a proposal for peace treaty between both the countries to reduce violence which Is the main concern. If that is not possible or very hard to achieve then there are two solutions about which the world is talking. First is one state solution also called as binational state which will create one democratic, secular state in which both Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs would live as citizens with equal rights. But Israelis do not support this solution as they think that this will destroy the state’s Jewish character and undermine the security of Israel. The other solution which I personally believe to be taken is two state solution which will create two states for two peoples, Israel and Palestine. This will also ensure that Israel would retain a Jewish majority hence remaining a Jewish state which is the main concern for Israel and the Palestinian state will have a Muslim Arab majority. Also if dividing boundaries is becoming to hard then both the countries can go with the solution of confederation where each side will be having its own government, but will work together on resources, security, and economic issues. Free movement and even residency between the two states must be allowed.