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What the FAQ: What is India's sedition law about and will the SC ever strike it down?

Sedition laws are serious business. Especially in India. But will the courts ever see their way to updating them to reflect this day and age?

Published on 16th July 2021
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What the FAQ: What is sedition now that Shashi Tharoor been booked for it 

Here, we try to make sense of the sedition law, what it lays down and why people in the past and recently have been charged with sedition

Published on 29th January 2021
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Former JNU student Umar Khalid is the latest to be arrested in connection to Delhi riots conspiracy

Associated with an organisation 'United Against Hate', Umar was charged under UAPA in April. In 2016, sedition charges were slapped on him

Published on 14th September 2020
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Meet the Bengaluru lawyer who is fighting to get the Kashmiri KLE students who sang 'Pakistan Zindabad' freed

Advocate B T Venkatesh tells us why the three Kashmiri students singing Pakistan Zindabad does not amount to sedition. He explains to us how he went all the way to Hubballi to attempt to get them bail

Published on 6th March 2020
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We condemn this betrayal of Desh Drohi Kashmiri students: How KLE reacted to their students' 'anti-national' slur

The institute refuted media reports that they were trying to get the police to recant their case or go easy on the students, who have now been placed in judicial remand

Published on 18th February 2020
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Hubballi cops release, re-arrest Kashmiri KLE students in sedition case: Protestors fling shoes at them

The police took them to a court on Monday and they were quickly remanded to judicial custody for 14 days. The college has rusticated them and their future appears to be bleak at this point

Published on 18th February 2020
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Pakistan's Punjab police file sedition case against 17 students from Sindh University

The students accused the administration of harassing them and toying with their future by resorting to vindictive actions against them

Published on 20th November 2019
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Court directs Delhi police to issue 10-day pre-arrest notice to activist Shehla Rashid

A local court directed Delhi Police to issue a 10-day pre-arrest notice to activist Shehla Rashid in case she is to be arrested in connection with a case of sedition filed against her 

Published on 15th November 2019
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Sedition case against 49 celebrities who wrote to PM Modi on mob lynching dropped

The petition, Sudhir Ojha, an advocate is believed to have ties with the Lok Janshakti party and to be a supporter of the NDA  

 

Published on 10th October 2019
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SFI, DYFI bombard PMO with 1.5 lakh posted letters protesting FIR against 49 'seditious' artists

The celebrities including Mani Ratnam and Adoor Gopalakrishnan who had written an open letter against mob lynching and  attack on dissent were charged with sedition

Published on 8th October 2019
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Kejriwal supports those who raised anti-national slogans in JNU: Javadekar hits out for no sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya

On January 14, the police had filed a charge sheet in the court against Kumar and others, including former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya

Published on 19th September 2019
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JNU sedition case: Kejriwal says they haven't decided on sanctions to prosecute Kanhaiya and Co

The Delhi Police had sought sanctions from the Delhi government to prosecute Kumar and others in the sedition case

Published on 6th September 2019
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Will not allow BJP to tar the university with anti-national tag: An open letter to AMU students

Former AMUSU President Dr Maskoor Ahmad Usmani, who was recently slapped with sedition charges writes a letter to the university students

Published on 17th February 2019
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Things will change for the better once Modi loses in 2019: AMU Student Union Prez booked for sedition

The student body president along with 13 other students of the Aligarh Muslim University including his predecessor was booked on sedition charges on February 12

Published on 16th February 2019
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JNU case charge sheet before LS polls raises questions: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal said Delhi Police took three years to file the charge sheet in connection with the sedition case against former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and others

Published on 7th February 2019

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