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Bombay HC extends relief to Kangana Ranuat, sister till Jan 25; questions why sedition being invoked

January 11, 2021 8:30 pm

The court asked the state lawyer, “Why are police officers invoking Section IPC 124-A? Please conduct workshops for police officers. Not in this particular case but for any case.”

Explained: Significance of Bombay HC's observation on sedition in Kangana Ranaut case

December 01, 2020 12:59 pm

While perusing the complaint, the bench enquired about the invocation of Section 124A (sedition) in cases and asked if police officers can be made to undergo workshops about its use.

Held on way to Hathras, Kerala journalist, 3 others charged under anti-terror law

October 07, 2020 10:20 pm

They were detained by Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday from a toll plaza in Mathura while they were on their way to Hathras to meet the kin of the deceased Dalit woman who was brutally assaulted and allegedly gangraped by four upper-caste men last month. 

From sedition to marital rape: Home panel looks at overhaul of criminal law

July 05, 2020 7:16 am

In December 2019, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had informed Parliament that the government was looking at necessary amendments in IPC and CrPC to deal with issues related to mob lynching, as members of Parliament called for a separate law to curb it.

Day after being declared terrorist, SFJ’s Pannu booked for sedition

July 03, 2020 1:55 pm

This comes a day after Centre designated Pannu and eight others as terrorists under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act by the Centre for actively running a secessionist campaign against India.

Ex-Congress MLA charged with sedition over FB posts on LAC, arrested

June 27, 2020 1:59 am

Neeraj Bharti's posts were critical of the government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and were related to the death of Indian soldiers in Galwan and the situation at the LAC.

Delhi govt’s nod in Kanhaiya sedition case: Cong says AAP, BJP two sides of same coin; Left blames ‘BJP pressure’

March 01, 2020 2:08 am

The Congress said the AAP’s thinking is the same as that of the BJP and they were “two sides of the same coin”.

Will fight politically, legally sedition case against Kanhaiya Kumar: CPI

February 29, 2020 5:42 pm

"The party is confident that Kanhaiya Kumar will come out unscathed as the charges are false and politically motivated," the CPI said in a statement.

With due respect

February 29, 2020 7:07 am

From sedition to habeas corpus, the courts give government the benefit of the doubt. That’s deeply troubling

Why governments like to use the sedition law

March 01, 2020 1:44 pm

Sedition is the secular descendant of the European tradition of persecuting people who oppose some element of the social order.


JNU row: Umar, Bhattacharya surrender

February 24, 2016 6:32 am

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are facing sedition charges for allegedly raising anti-national slogans, surrendered before the Delhi Police last night. Following a medical check-up, the two were interrogated on Wednesday for around five hours and will be presented before the magistrate later in the day. Khalid and Bhattacharya are among the five students who, along with JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, had allegedly shouted anti-national slogans at an event organised in the university campus on February 9.

Security tightened outside Delhi HC ahead of Kanhaiya's hearing

February 23, 2016 6:33 am

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The security has been beefed up outside the Delhi High Court ahead of Kanhaiya Kumar's bail plea hearing on Tuesday. Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union President Kumar had moved the High Court on Friday after a lower court sent him to judicial custody till March 2 on charges of sedition.

AISA members block train in Patna demanding Kanhaiya’s release

February 19, 2016 6:29 am

Patna, Feb 19 (ANI): All India Students' Association (AISA) members on Friday blocked the Indore–Rajendra Nagar Express in Patna demanding release of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar. The protestors carried placards opposing the sedition charges against Kumar and raised slogans demanding depoliticisation of the JNU issue. Kumar was arrested last Friday over an event organised on the JNU campus on February 9 against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Imposing sedition charges on Kanhaiya is condemnable: Owaisi

February 17, 2016 2:14 pm

Hyderabad, Feb 17 (ANI): All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday reacted over the JNU incident by saying that the raising anti-national slogans were objectionable but imposing sedition charge is condemnable. He also asked the Centre to probe the attack on journalists.

Politicians condemn Jadavpur University protest

February 17, 2016 8:07 am

New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 17 (ANI): Condemning the protests in Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday said strict actions should be taken against people involved in anti-national activities but sedition charges should not be put against them as it fulfils their aspirations of gaining popularity. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majid Memon also condemned the protests in educational institutions. Meanwhile, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi emphasised on the need for the Jadavpur University students to come forward and identify the anti-social elements prevalent in the campus.

Saying Afzal Guru's conviction was wrong is not sedition: Sorabjee

February 16, 2016 1:12 pm

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee on Monday reacted over the JNU issue by saying that any criticism against the government does not entail sedition. He further said that the slogans raised in JNU cannot come under the radar of sedition. He added that if there is any incitement of violence, then sedition can be charged and its upto the court to decide the facts. He also went on saying that if someone says that conviction of Afzal Guru was wrong, that's not sedition because sedition is one of the most serious offences.

DU Prof. arrested on sedition charges: DCP

February 16, 2016 6:32 am

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Jatin Narwal on Tuesday asserted that former Delhi University lecturer SAR Geelani has been arrested under sections 124A, 120B and 149 in connection with raising anti-India slogans in the Press Club of India. He added that the investigation is underway regarding the same. Geelani was arrested at around 3 a.m. on Tuesday following sedition charges at an event held on February 10.