Hate speech or freedom of speech, the Indian judiciary has failed on both fronts. On one hand activists, lawyers, authors, poets, comedians (you can add your favorite ‘wtf’ moment here from the wide range of people targeted by the government) have been hounded and silenced by the government, while on the other hand, the likes of Anurag Thakur and Kapil Mishra have openly incited violence through hate speeches. In both situations, all that the Judiciary has done is remain submissive to the government diktat. Our high judiciary should therefore be called “High High Judiciary”. And who else can be a better person to talk about this than Dr. Ritumbra Manuvie? Dr. Manuvie is a lawyer by training and academic by choice. Her work lies at the intersection of politics and policy. She is a Lecturer of Law at the UGC Groningen (khroningun) in the Netherlands. She is the CEO of Foundation: the London Story and is currently on a mission to stop hate speech & associated violence and promote accountability, integrity, and pluralism at all levels and across all sectors of society. She has been a fellow with the United Nations and worked in Tokyo and Bonn. A well-versed lawyer in international laws, her work traverses immigration, citizenship, and asylum laws, and policies governing transnational issues. She is also a recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship and has conducted her doctorate research at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, the United Kingdom on the governance of climate migration in Assam. Well, that was a short bio of our guest on the show this month. We hope that you have been listening to our podcast and sharing it with your friends and family and following us on social media @the_ghadar.