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On sedition, the Supreme Court has aligned itself with the collective conscience of India

May 18, 2022 9:34 am

Dr Ashwani Kumar writes: Hopefully, the nation will be rid of the last vestiges of colonialism that defy the will of the Age, the promise of our national charter and are at best a painful reminder of the injustices inflicted on our people

India has taken a good first step towards removing sedition law

May 17, 2022 9:18 am

Ravi Shankar Prasad writes: The country and its institutions are strong and stable enough to decide in a free, fair and objective manner whether the offence of sedition is needed or not, and if so under what form with strong guidelines to prevent its misuse

Citing SC sedition order, Sharjeel Imam moves HC for bail

May 17, 2022 1:10 pm

Sharjeel Imam, who is in detention in other cases also, is accused of giving “inflammatory and instigatigating speeches” against the government on the issue of CAA and NRC, particularly at Jamia Milia Islamia University in December 2019.

PMLA will meet the same fate as sedition law: Sanjay Raut

May 16, 2022 7:26 am

"The PMLA, sedition and UAPA laws were misused to finish the political opponents. When the governments of West Bengal and Maharashtra started using this law in a legal way, the Centre came to its senses," said Raut in his weekly column Rokhthok in party mouthpiece Saamana.

Daily Briefing: SC puts on hold trial in sedition cases; RBI may have to kill demand, hike rate

May 12, 2022 7:46 am

The Supreme Court’s order on sedition cases, the Delhi High Court’s split verdict on marital rape, and the RBI’s plan to tackle inflation – here are the top reads of today’s edition

399 sedition cases since 2014, pendency high

May 12, 2022 11:32 am

Since 2014, when the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) started compiling data on sedition, 399 sedition cases have been filed across the country, including a high of 93 in 2019, and 73 in 2020.

On sedition, government attempted to mount high ground, invoked PM’s intent. The apex court has now put it to the test

May 12, 2022 9:30 am

On sedition, the government attempted to mount the high ground, invoking the occasion of the 75th year of the independence and the Prime Minister’s intent. The court has now put it to the test.

Clear boundary demarcation, Lakshman Rekha should not be crossed: Law Minister Kiren Rijiju

May 12, 2022 5:03 am

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said, "We've made our positions very clear and have informed the court about the intention of our Prime Minister."

'Those booked under Section 124A can approach courts for bail': Highlights from Supreme Court order on sedition law

May 11, 2022 1:01 pm

If any fresh case is registered under Section 124A dealing with sedition, affected parties are at liberty to approach concerned courts for relief, the Supreme Court said.

SC puts sedition trials on hold until Govt re-examines it, says affected can seek relief

May 12, 2022 5:03 am

All pending trials, appeals, proceedings relating to IPC Section 124A be kept in abeyance: CJI bench


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.