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Why Justice for Rights went to court, asking for online content to be regulated

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By Aditi Agrawal and Nikhil Pahwa All that Justice for Rights, the organisation that filed a PIL against Sacred Games, wants is for the government to come up with laws to regulate content online. MediaNama spoke to Harpreet Singh Hora, the lawyer for Justice for Rights, to understand what motivates the group, and why they want content online to be regulated. Excerpts from the conversation, edited for brevity: MediaNama: What is Justice for Rights? Harpreet Singh Hora: This is basically a group of students of faculty of law, and it is run by the students themselves. It has two patrons: one of them is some retired Justice of a High Court and other one is Additional Director General of Border Security Force. They had started this organisation for the welfare of paramilitary forces. I guess they also had adopted one or two families in the state of Uttar Pradesh, families of those gentlemen who had been martyred in operations, those who are operational casualties of those paramilitary forces. They had then connected with some schools, some private schools or some medical institutions for their pre-medical care and their children’s free education. This is how I came to be connected with these people. MediaNama: Which are the other cases that Justice for Rights has taken up? Harpreet Singh Hora: There was this issue, if you remember, in the last year [where] people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar were being beaten in the state of Gujarat last year because of an alleged…

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