March 19, 2015: UP Police arrested a Class XI student in Rampur for making offensive remarks against Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan on Facebook.

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May 12, 2014: Remarks on Prime Minister-to-be Narendra Modi on Facebook led to the filing of an FIR on Goa ship-building professional Devu Chodankar.

August 6, 2013: Criticising the Uttar Pradesh government for suspending bureaucrat Durga Shakti Nagpal landed poet and writer Kanwal Bharti in jail.

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November 18, 2012: Shaheen Dhada and Renu Srinivasan were arrested when one of them questioned the shutting down of Mumbai city for Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's funeral and the other 'liking' that post.

September 8, 2012: Aseem Trivedi, a free speech campaigner, was arrested by Mumbai police for mocking parliament and posting cartoons depicting the national emblem by replacing the lions with wolves.

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April 12, 2012: Circulating on internet a cartoon ridiculing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee resulted in the arrest of Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra and Subrata Sengupta.


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