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Hong Kong Apple Daily founder and staff face new sedition charge

December 28, 2021 9:08 pm

Jimmy Lai already faces two charges under a national security law that Beijing imposed on the former British colony last June, including collusion with a foreign country.

What would today’s government have done with Gandhi and Bhagat Singh?

September 29, 2021 7:37 am

D Raja writes: Both upheld the culture of dissent and independent thinking which is currently under threat.

Kangana Ranaut moves Bombay HC against authority’s objection to renew passport

June 15, 2021 1:23 pm

Kangana Ranaut's interim application stated that needs to fly to Hungary for the shooting of her movie ‘Dhaakad’, from June 15 to August 30.

Sedition charge against Patna groups for CAA, NRC lessons to streetkids

April 10, 2021 9:32 am

The case was registered after the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) took suo motu cognizance of the matter, dating back to the passage of the CAA in Parliament in December 2019.

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.

UN rights envoy talks about farm protests, India hits back

February 27, 2021 7:54 am

THE UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday said that attempts to curb freedom of expression on social media are “disturbing departures from essential human rights principles”.

Sedition charge against Karnataka school for anti-CAA play by kids

January 29, 2020 7:49 am

In his complaint, the activist alleged that the students were made to enact a play promoting the premise that Muslims would be forced to leave India if the CAA is implemented along with the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC).

165 people arrested in sedition cases: govt

July 19, 2017 4:55 pm

"73 people were arrested in 30 cases registered in 2015 and 34 people arrested in 28 cases registered in 2016 under the offence of Sedition (Section 124A of IPC)," he said. The 2016 figure excludes Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal as data from the two states were not available.

No one knows who cheered Pakistan win, sedition charge dropped

June 23, 2017 10:26 am

Hanifa Shaikh, a mother of three, says her husband Shaikh Mukaddar, a daily wager, was picked up at 1 am. “I begged them not to beat up my husband but they were unmoved. I don’t know if he had any enemies in village because he was always at work,’’ she says.

Delhi University teachers demand SAR Geelani's release

March 19, 2016 4:41 am

In a resolution, the DUTA demanded that sedition charges should be dropped against Gilani, a DU professor who was arrested over the controversial event at Press Club against hanging of Afzal Guru.


JNU students hold protest march, sell ‘Mera Yaar Kanhaiya’ t-shirts

February 18, 2016 1:39 pm

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Staging a march protest Mandi House to Jantar Mantar, the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Thursday wore "Mera Yaar Kanhaiya" T-Shirts and sold them in order to show their support to Kanhaiya Kumar. Students of JNU took out the rally demanding Kanhaiya’s release and dropping of sedition charges against him. Meanwhile, Kanhaiya applied for a bail before the Supreme Court and the matter will be heard on Friday. Former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee is likely to argue for Kanhaiya’s bail plea.

Kanhaiya sent to judicial custody till March 2

February 17, 2016 2:03 pm

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): The Patiala House Court on Wednesday sent Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested on sedition charges, to judicial custody till March 2. Kanhaiya was produced in the court under heavy security cover as his two-day police custody ended today. Kanhaiya has been charged with sedition in connection with the February 9 event on the JNU campus during which anti-India slogans were raised.