Follow Us:
Monday, January 27, 2020



After Assam & UP, three more states charge JNU student with sedition

January 27, 2020 7:41 am

Police in Delhi and UP, meanwhile, have started conducting searches to trace Imam. Aligarh SSP Akash Kulhary said two teams are conducting searches in different areas of Delhi. “We are working closely with Delhi Police and should be able to find him soon,” said Kulhary.

Citizenship law: Sedition case in Lucknow over ‘anti-national slogans’

December 15, 2019 4:06 am

The case of sedition and other serious offences has been lodged at Thakurganj police station. Another case related to the same protest was registered at Chowk police station on charges of rioting and violation of CrPC Section 144.

Kumaraswamy, Siddaramaiah booked for sedition, defamation over protest against I-T raids

November 29, 2019 2:00 pm

Speaking to, a police officer said, "The complainant has accused the leaders of violating the model code of conduct during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections by holding protests outside the I-T office in Queen's Road, Bengaluru, on March 27."

Sedition case: Give Shehla 10-day notice before arrest: court to police

November 16, 2019 3:19 am

On August 18, Rashid posted a series of tweets, alleging excesses by the forces against children and youths in the Valley.

Gujarat: Four accused behind ‘hate’ video face additional charges of sedition

October 15, 2019 8:45 am

The video shows the accused saying that if they wish, they can turn India into Pakistan

Bihar police close sedition case against 49 celebrities and intellectuals, to book complainant

October 10, 2019 8:38 am

The complainant, police said, could not produce supporting documents or evidence, not even the alleged letter written by the 49 persons.

Serial authoritarianism picks out targets one by one, and tires out challenges

October 10, 2019 9:52 am

The episode featuring sedition charges against eminent writers and directors — now belatedly withdrawn — is a reminder of the peculiar nature of the crisis of liberal institutionalism in India.

Derogatory word against PM is not sedition: Delhi Police to court

September 20, 2019 6:52 am

Seeking dismissal of the complaint as “no cognizable offence is made out” from its contents, police said it will abide by the court’s direction.

Shehla Rashid booked for sedition over tweets on Kashmir situation

September 07, 2019 7:31 am

In a series of tweets on August 17, Rashid had alleged that the armed forces entered houses in Kashmir at night and "ransacked" them. She had also alleged that four men were called to an Army camp in Shopian and "interrogated (tortured)".

Congress called for sedition law end, its govt in Raipur jailed one for it

June 15, 2019 2:37 am

On June 12, NKP Singh, the law officer for Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company registered a complaint with the Rajnandgaon district police station that he had been forwarded a video circulating on whatsapp by Shailendra Shukla, CEO of CSPDCL and was asked his legal opinion.


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.