Writer Sikha Sarma.

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Assam Writer Arrested Over FB Post, Comments On Maoist Attack Goes Viral

Assamese writer Sikha Sarma (48) was arrested on April 6, over a Facebook post and is under custody under multiple charges including sedition. The post said, "Salaried professionals who die in the line of duty can’t be termed martyrs. Going by that logic, the workers of the electricity department who die....Do not make people sentiment, media”. However, the case was registered at Dispur police station in Guwahati.

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 - 07:25 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Assam, Sedition, arrested, Facebook

Courtesy: India Today

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Govt To Appoint Cyber Volunteers To Report ‘Anti-national Activities’

The Home Ministry has launched a programme to appoint cyber volunteers to report anti-national activities and illegal content. The scheme allows volunteers to register with states and provide information. However, no clear frameworks have been issued in this regard yet. Moreover, it has also mandated volunteers to "maintain strict confidentiality" over publicising association with the Centre. Reportedly, the scheme will Initially start from J… read-more

Tue, 09 Feb 2021 - 10:44 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Cyber Volunteers, Report, Illegal Content, Home Ministry, Anti-national, Sedition

Courtesy: News18


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Media Bodies Slam Sedition Against Scribes, Call It "Undeclared Emergency"

Condemning the sedition charges against six journalists following the R-Day tractor rally that turned violent, various media bodies called it an "undeclared emergency". Press Club of India president Anand Sahay said, “Even during the emergency, rules against journalists were not so harsh.” Calling for complete solidarity by the attendees from PCI, Editors Guild, Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC), DUJ, and IJU, the media bodies also alleged… read-more

Sun, 31 Jan 2021 - 09:41 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Media Organizations, Journalists, Sedition, Editorss Guild of India

Courtesy: The News Minute

Editors Guild Of India

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Editors Guild Urge Release Of Manipuri Journos Booked Under Sedition

Terming the arrests of three Manipuri journalists as a violation of free speech, the Editors Guild of India has demanded their release. Demanding their immediate release and withdrawal Sedition and UAPA Act charges, the Guild called the police move as a threat to democracy. Reportedly, the police arrested ‘The Frontier Manipur’ website’s Editor-in-chief Sadokpam Diren, executive editor Paojel Chaoba and writer M. Joy Luwang for analyzing… read-more

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 - 08:04 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Editorss Guild of India, UAPA, Sedition, Journalists, Freedom of Speech

Courtesy: The Hindu

Ayodhya College

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Uttar Pradesh: Students Face Sedition Charge Over Azadi Slogans

Outraged against the students for raising anti-national slogans, the principal of K S Saket Degree College, Ayodhya has lodged a 'sedition' complaint against six people including the college students. The principal, ND Pandey, stated that anti-social elements misbehaved with staff and raised slogans like ‘Le ke rahenge azadi’ in the college on December 16. However, the students cited that they gave the cry against the ban imposed on… read-more

Mon, 28 Dec 2020 - 12:28 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Azadi-Slogan, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, College, Sedition

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz

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Pakistan: Former PM Nawaz Sharif, 13 Others Booked Under Sedition Charges

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and 12 other people have been booked under the sedition charges for criticising the army's involvement in the national politics. Sharif, who is currently on bail, has commented on the Pakistan army, from London, through digital platforms. However, the army denied the statements made by Sharif. Reportedly, the case's copy states Sharif was booked for motivating people to commit treason… read-more

Mon, 05 Oct 2020 - 08:56 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Sharif, Pakistan, Sedition

Courtesy: Reuters