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sedition law


Why the sedition law must go

June 12, 2021 8:43 am

D Raja writes: It is a relic of the colonial era, used to silence critics and stifle democracy.

Editors Guild welcomes SC judgment on sedition case against journalist Vinod Dua

June 04, 2021 12:22 pm

The Editors Guild of India appreciated the Supreme Court's concerns over the "chilling effect that sedition laws have on free media and democracy".

Supreme Court: Sedition law needs relook, especially for media

June 01, 2021 7:10 am

The Supreme Court Monday said it is of the view that section 124A of the IPC, which deals with the offence, will need interpretation — especially on its application with regard to freedom of the press.

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on plea challenging sedition law

May 01, 2021 4:02 am

The petitioners said they were charged with sedition for questioning the state governments and the Centre, and for comments and cartoons shared on social media platforms.

Oppn alleges misuse of sedition law, Govt hits back: Don’t lecture

March 17, 2021 3:53 am

The opposition MPs accused the BJP-led government of misusing the stringent sedition law.

Don’t invoke sedition to quieten disquiet, says Delhi court, grants bail to 2

February 17, 2021 7:37 am

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana made the observations Monday while granting bail to the accused, Devilal Burdak and Swaroop Ram, who were charged under sections of sedition, statements conducing to public mischief, forgery, and using forged documents.

Over the years, poets, students, and even a village have been booked under the sedition law

February 14, 2021 7:00 pm

Governments past and present have used a colonial-era law to charge many ‘seditious’ men and women, most recently during the farmer protests, when a series of cases were filed against journalists and politicians.

Supreme Court rejects plea to reexamine sedition law

February 10, 2021 1:36 am

Appearing for the petitioners, senior advocate Anoop George Chaudhary submitted that the plea was filed in public interest.

Distinction between free speech, sedition is being lost sight of by establishment

October 14, 2020 9:16 am

Madan B Lokur writes: It is time for the establishment to realise that the people of this country mean well, and in any democracy, there are bound to be different points of view.

State attacks Dalits via anti-Left rhetoric, as directly attacking them would cost it heavily

May 03, 2020 8:00 am

Dalit and Adivasi social and political movements need to consider waging a struggle against the draconian laws primarily aimed at penalising them.