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Sedition law colonial, is it still needed… concerned over misuse: Supreme Court

July 16, 2021 12:48 am

The apex court said it will examine the validity of the sedition law and sought the Centre's response over it.

Congress, government engage in war of words in Lok Sabha over sedition cases

March 16, 2021 6:27 pm

During the Question Hour, Congress member from Telangana Anumula Revanth Reddy sought the number of cases registered under the offence of sedition across the country during the last 10 years, the conviction rate and the steps taken for their speedy trial.

Granting bail, Punjab and Haryana HC says: Every citizen has right to criticise govt, but in a decent manner

November 04, 2020 2:05 am

The observation was made by the single bench of Justice Sudhir Mittal, while deciding the bail plea of Jasbir alias Jasvir Singh, a resident of Hoshiarpur, Punjab.

NCRB report: Sedition cases up in 2019 but conviction at all-time low

October 02, 2020 4:30 am

As per the Crime In India Report, this decline, however, was largely explained by the drop in cases registered under the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act — from 7,127 in 2018 and 7,892 in 2017 to 6,079 in 2019.

Amulya Leona to Azamgarh, sedition law used without questions, Supreme Court guidelines ignored

February 23, 2020 12:19 pm

In its judgments, the Supreme Court has underlined that while ordering arrest of the accused, a magistrate must satisfy herself that the arrest is justified, and that prima facie the FIR has the ingredients that make the offence of sedition.

No prime evidence of sedition in AMU case, says Aligarh SSP

February 15, 2019 5:47 am

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha’s (BJYM) Aligarh unit president Mukesh Lodhi had alleged that slogans such as “Pakistan Zindabad” and “Bharat Murdabad” were raised on the campus on February 12.

Government sought legal opinion on changes to sedition law, told necessary, go by Supreme Court

February 12, 2019 6:46 am

In September 2016, the Supreme Court had reiterated that a larger bench had already provided necessary safeguards that should be followed by all authorities, and “every magistrate is bound by what we said in the Kedar Nath (case)”.

Madhya Pradesh: In wake of communal clash, police slap sedition charge

January 29, 2019 3:00 am

The police had initially booked 16 members of both communities under sections related to rioting, use of obscene language and criminal intimidation, among other charges, after a brawl during a cultural programme organised to mark Republic Day.

Sedition in Jharkhand: NCRB says 18 cases, cops say none

March 07, 2016 2:34 am

The NCRB report states that 176 cases were registered across the country in the “offences against the state” category in 2014.

Section 124A: Jharkhand tops sedition cases, J&K has none

February 19, 2016 5:29 am

Bihar is a close second; Assam has most ‘offences against the state’ but only one of these is a sedition case.