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

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.

CM Adityanath should be booked for sedition: Ashok Gehlot on 'Modi ji ki sena' remarks

At a rally in Ghaziabad on March 31, Adityanath had dubbed the Army "Modi ji ki sena", triggering a political firestorm with the Opposition attacking the Uttar Pradesh chief minister for "insulting and humiliating" the armed forces.

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Congress manifesto 2019: Party vows to omit sedition law, criminal defamation

Congress manifesto: "Sedition has been misused and, in any event, has become redundant because of subsequent laws," the manifesto read. Rahul Gandhi announced the manifesto in Delhi today

Police drop sedition charges against 14 AMU students

Senior Superintendent of Police Akash Kulhari said Friday the charges were dropped three days back as there is no evidence to support them.

Lucknow: Three held for ‘pro-Pak slogans’, charged with sedition

In a separate incident, a government school teacher was arrested in Deoria for allegedly making ‘objectionable’ remarks on the Indian Army on Facebook in connection with the Pulwama terror attack.

Three charged with sedition in Ghaziabad, one held

The incident took place on Saturday morning. Police said a scuffle erupted after a man objected to the brothers, Shahzad, Nafees and Mukeem, allegedly raising slogans close to his house.

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No proposal to scrap sedition law: Govt tells Lok Sabha

Speaking in the lower house, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said amendments in criminal laws are a continuous process and are made in consultation with various stakeholders, including the state governments.

Sedition case reality check: only two convictions in three years

The NCRB data also show a spike in sedition arrests since the beginning of 2014, when only nine persons were either in custody or on bail pending investigation. By that year-end, 58 new arrests were recorded but police were able to file chargesheets against only 16 accused.

Slogans, critical of govt, are not anti-national and do not amount to sedition

Invocation of the section (on sedition) should only be in cases of slogans which incite violence and have a tendency to create public disorder. Our state rests on solid foundations which cannot be disturbed by ill-tempered or pungent or stupid slogans.

‘Anti-India slogans’: Two Lucknow residents among 47 booked for sedition

They were allegedly raising “anti-India slogans” after State Information Commissioner Hafiz Usman visited their home for a function on Saturday night. Another 40-45 unidentified people were also booked under the same charge.

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JNU row: Umar, Bhattacharya surrender

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

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.

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AISA members block train in Patna demanding Kanhaiya’s release

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

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

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

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.

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DU Prof. arrested on sedition charges: DCP

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.

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