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II, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
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110070







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Class

XI


Session
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2013
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14




POLITICAL SCIENCE

NAME___________________

DATE____________________





DEAR LEARNERS,

JUST FEW DAYS BACK WE HAD AN INTERESTING SESSION IN THE CLASS ROOM REGARDING THE
UNREASONABLE RESTRICTIONS ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND EXPRESSION IN A SOCIETY.

HOW MUCH FREEDOM CAN BE ALLOWED IN A SOCIETY IS A DEBATABLE TOPIC.NUMEROUS
LAW
S,ACTS AND RULES ARE THERE TO PUT RESTRICTIONS ON THE UNDESIRABLE FREEDOM OF
SPEECH AND EXPRESSION IN A FREE SOCIETY WHICH CAN CAUSE CONFLICTS IN THE SOCIETY AND
HURT SENTIMENTS OF THE PEOPLE. BUT WHAT IS THE EXTENT OF THESE RESTRICTIONS? WHEN
BASIC RIGHTS

ARE TAKEN AWAY UNDER ARCHAIC LAWS LIKE SEDITION OR WE OVER REACT ON A
CARTOON OR A PAINTING, THEY POSE A SERIOUS THREAT TO A FREEDOM WHICH HAS BEEN
GUARANTEED BY THE CONSTITUTION AFTER ALL. BUT AS CONSCIENTIOUS CITIZENS OF INDIA DO WE
REALLY KNOW OUR LIMI
TS OF THE FREEDOM GIVEN TO US BY THE CONSTITUTION OR DO WE ALSO
GO OVERBOARD WITH VEHEMENCE TO EXPRESS OURSELVES OUT OF BITTERNESS TOWARDS THE
ESTABLISHMENT TO AN EXTENT THAT WE FORGET THE CONSEQUENCES THAT IT CAN POSE ON
SENSITIVE ISSUES?

THERE ARE TWO AS
SIGNMENT LISTED BELOW. YOU CAN OPT FOR ANY ONE IN 500 WORDS.IN BOTH
THE CASES YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES AND ANALYZE WITH AN INDEPENDENT MIND.
TRY TO BE GENUINE WHILE FORMULATING YOUR OWN OPINION AND DO NOT GET BIASED BY OTHER
S OPINION. THE SITES W
HICH WILL HELP YOU TO GET MORE INSIGHT ON THE ISSUES ARE LISTED
.




1. ASSIGNMENT 1

Freedom of expression includes freedom of speech and in published text, India supposedly
has it. However recent incidence, one involving Aseem Trivedi belittles this fre
edom of
expression, in the first case cartoons pertaining to a certain ideology was found in social
networking site that forms the backbone charges of sedition,. The laws are Archaic Colonial
laws. They have not being used in England for mo
re than 50
yea
rs,

so do we have real
freedom of expression in India?




Critically analyze your answers in the background of this incident.

ANALYSIS WILL BE BASED ON;




LISTING THE CHARGES LEVIED AGAINST HIM



UNDERSDANTING THE NATURE OF THE CHARGES



UNDERSTANDING THE BA
CKGROUND OF THE CHARGES



CRITICAL ANALYSIS IN YOUR OWN WORDS AND OPINION ABOUT THE SEDITION
LAWS WHICH ARE PREVAILING IN OUR COUNTRY CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT
INDIA HAS A DIVERSE POPULATION AND SINCE INDEPEDENCE OUR LEARDERS
HAVE BEEN VERY APPREHENSIVE ABO
UT THE FEAR OF FRAGMENTING AGAIN LIKE
PARTITION.



NOTE


WHILE ANALYSING THE ABOVE CASE
YOU NEED TO
UNDERSTAND THAT
FREEDOM COMES WITH RESPONSIBILITIES ALSO
.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
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Understand the issue



Develop a critical thinking on the issue of sedation laws



Create an interest in the latest issues of similar nature which are debatable.



Debate with a clear perspective to the viability of the sedation laws in today’s
world where freedom of speech and expression is a fundamental right.




Following are the links

of the above you can use for your own understanding
articleshttp://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012
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10
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12/india/34411298_1_aseem
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trivedi
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sedition
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charges
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trivedi
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case

http://uncut.indexoncensorship.org/2012/09/india
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sedition
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aseem
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trivedi/



2.
Assignment 2

DEEP FOCUS
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THE TIMES OF INDIA
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4.2.2013

“We are offended by the films we have not watched, books we have not read, girls band we
have not
heard and paintings we have not seen. There was a time when the establishment
stood up for the rights of the expression, now political parties and state government crawl
when pressure groups ask them to bend.”

Recently the case of the all
-
girl band “PRAGAA
SH”in Kashmir did not meet with a desirable
fate. This incident not only puts a question mark on our freedom but also the freedom of the
women in our society. Analyze the case under the following pointers and develop an
opinion and perception on this issu
e.

1

WHAT WAS THE CASE OF THE GIRL S BAND THAT WAS BANNED IN KASHMIR?

2

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BAND PRAGAASH?

3

HOW DO YOU THINK THESE RESTRICTIONS HARM THE SOCIETY?

4

CAN THIS ISSUE BE CONSIDERED HARMFUL FOR
THE SOCIETY ACCORDING THE
RELIGIOUS BELIEVE OF THE PARTICULAR COMMUNITY WHICH BANNED
IT.? (
J.S
MILL S OTHERS REGARDING ACTION?)

5

WRITE AN ESSAY OF 250 WORDS EXPRESSING YOUR OPINION ON THIS ISSUE.

Learning objectives
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Develop a critical perspec
tive on the ha
rmful constraint o
n freedom
.



Analyze the repercussion
s

of such ban on the society.



Relate this issue with the gender equality and form a concrete opinion on such
discrimination
s
.


SITES TO REFER TO
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:

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013
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02
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04/india/36741792_1_noma
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nazir
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fatwa
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talented
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young
-
girls



http://www.thekashmirwalla.com/2013/02/after
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criticism
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kashmirs
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girls
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ro
ck
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band
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quits/




INSTRUCTIONS IN GENERAL:


T
HE ASSIGNMENT SHOULD

BE DONE IN A4 SIZE RULED SHEETS.

(NOT COLOURED)

THE CONTENT:
The content should be neat, clear and integrate the required parts of the
essay.


Statements should be creative, sophisticated, a
nd easily identifiable.



Structure:


The structure should be understandable and well organized. Transitions
between parts of the paper should be smooth and effective, and paragraphs should be
properly written (topic sentences, transitions between paragrap
hs, etc.).



Use of evidence:


Evidence should be drawn from the class readings and notes (and/or
whatever sources are required for the particular assignment), indicating deep
understanding (the best evidence to make a point should be chosen).


Evidence s
hould be
integrated within paragraphs to strengthen all points.





Analysis and Reflection:


Evidence should clearly be related to paragraph topic
sentences.


The analysis should be fresh and interesting, and pose new and creative ways
to think about the
material.


Students should demonstrate thoughtful reflection on ethical
issues raised.



Logic and argumentation:


Ideas in the paper should flow logically; the argument should
be identifiable, reasonable and sound.


The students should consider counter ar
guments and
deal with them effectively, showing an understanding of the limits of her or his argument.





Submission date
:

1
st

of July 2013