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The kinds of laws we have and the manner in which they are used provide a good indication of simplistic conflation between interests of the state and those of public welfare Official Secrets Act of 1923 (OSA), even though its powers have been curtailed by past court judgments, is a law that tells that common citizens should not question the idea of the "secret" itself State is unquestionably best judge of what is good and evil Secrets as a method of governance exist in societies marked by unquestioning faith Moreover, OSA is a left-over from colonial era which was intended to protect it from its enemies but is now a key tool for silencing a questioning citizenry This reinforces the parent-child relationship between the state and its subjects
Also is national life so incredibly fragile? A close cousin of the OSA is the provision of Indian Penal Code (IPC) that covers "sedition" - Section 124A In its 2018 report on sedition, Law Commission suggested that a "healthy debate" on the topic may open it up to more nuanced thinking on its meaning in contemporary India Also we need a vigorous debate on the nature of contemporary Indian nationalism, the propagation of unquestioning faith in the state and the spread of these ideas through the most powerful of all methods of dissemination i.e. Popular culture
The sacredness of secrets and the normalisation of "sedition" have their most powerful impact through everyday repetitions in a variety of media, including advertising- The debates we need are of the following kind First, the idea that national welfare requires the absolute quarantining of certain forms of state activity from public scrutiny and that state is the final arbiter of national welfare Second, what is frequently defined as sedition is frequently a way of rethinking the meaning of nationalism The colonial antecedents derive precisely from the fright and horror occasioned by this imagination nation is not much of a community if it has no capacity for introspection. It then becomes a spectre.
Today, the internet is frequently seen as an undesirable space, a data landscape mined by snoopy governments and greedy corporations far bigger than the giants of the Industrial Age Half the world remains disconnected, while the other half lives with problems brought on by net use Berners-Lee proposes a corrective "Contract for the Web", a document around which the progressive forces which once dreamed of a better internet can rally But there's so much money to be made and power to be wrung from the web The digital dark side has its charms, and human nature is weak.
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WORLD WIDE WEB Ten years ago in 2009, Tim Berners-Lee apologised to the human race for wasting its time with an unnecessary forward slash in http:/l Now, on the 30th birthday, he believes that the net's character is wholly rotten In the 20th century, the digital frontier was conceived as a liberating technology, a great equaliser which neutralised old hierarchies and delivered power and choice into the hands of individuals It archived the sum of human knowledge and gave democratic access to it through online encyclopaedias and search engines. And it gave people access to each other on an unprecedented scale.