Raj Thackeray

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Petition Filed In Bombay HC Demanding FIR Under Sedition Law Against Raj Thackeray

A petition has been filed in the Bombay High Court demanding an FIR against MNS Chief Raj Thackeray under the sedition law. The plea would likely be mentioned for urgent hearing on 6th May. The petitioner, a Pune-based activist who runs an NGO, argues in the plea that Thackeray's remarks against NCP Chief Sharad Pawar could result in unrest among the party workers.

Fri, 06 May 2022 - 12:21 PM / by Varun Das

Tags: Raj Thackeray, Bombay High Court, Sedition, Petition, Maharashtra

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SC To Decide If Larger Bench Should Take Up Pleas Against Sedition Law

The Supreme would soon decide if a larger bench needs to hear the challenges against Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code. A bench comprising CJI NV Ramana, Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Surya Kant has posted the matter on 10th May. The bench stated that the matter would not be adjourned. The Attorney General of India asserted that there is a need to check the misuse of the law.

Thu, 05 May 2022 - 08:21 PM / by Varun Das

Tags: Sedition, CJI, Supreme Court, Supreme Court of India, The Supreme Court of India

Courtesy: ANI

Danny Fenster, American journalist

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American Journalist Detained In Myanmar For Charges Of Sedition & Terrorism

American journalist arrested in Myanmar's military-run government is facing fresh charges of sedition and terrorism on November 10. Danny Fenster, managing editor of Frontier Myanmar was held at Yangon's international airport in May as he sought to leave the country. If convicted, he may face up to 20 years in prison for terrorism and another 20 years for sedition. US has advocated release of Fenster several times. 

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 - 11:53 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: USA, journalist, Myanmar, Terrorism, Sedition

Courtesy: Reuters

Farmers in Sirsa knock down the barricades

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Farmers Protesting Against Sedition Case, To 'Gherao' SP's Office

Paramilitary troops are stationed as farmers in Haryana’s Sirsa, knocked down police barricades on July 17 while protesting against the arrest of fellow farmers. Reportedly, five farmers were arrested and charged with sedition for allegedly assaulting BJP leader Ranbir Gangwa on July 11. Sirsa is on high alert as farmer leaders are planning to gather around the office of the local SP to demand the release of those arrested.

Sun, 18 Jul 2021 - 11:15 AM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Farmers Protest, Haryana, Assault, Sedition

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Why Do We Still Need Section 124A Of IPC?: SC Asks Attorney General

Hoping to strike down section 124A of IPC, Chief Justice of India N.V.Ramana led a bench of judges and argued with Attorney General "KK Venugopal" about how section 124A has been grossly misused. He questioned the Attorney General as to why section 124A is needed even after 75 years of independence. However, despite highlighting the Chilling effect of the sedition law, AG Venugopal overruled Ramana's request.

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 - 09:00 AM / by Balaji L

Tags: Supreme Court of India, Central Government, Law, Sedition

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Aisha Sultana charged for sedition and hate speech

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Film Director Aisha Sultana Booked Under Sedition, Hate Speech

Lakshadweep Police has registered a case of sedition and hate speech on June 8 against a film director Aisha Sultana. Reportedly, Sultana over a Malayalam channel said that Union Territory's administrator, Praful Khoda Patel is being used as "bio-weapon" at the Island. However, an outrage among the workers broke in Lakshadweep after Sultana's remark and a  BJP leader C. Abdul Khader Raj filed complaint against her.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 - 07:47 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: television, TV channels, Lakshadweep Islands, Police, Sedition, hate speech

Courtesy: The Print

Baba Ramdev

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Anti-Allopathy Row: Petitioner Demands Sedition Charges For Ramdev

A petitioner in Bihar court has demanded sedition charges for Baba Ramdev over his anti-allopathy remarks. Stating Ramdev's statements as "fraudlent", the petitioner also sought the court to frame him under the Disaster Management Act. Reportedly the hearing has been scheduled for June 7. Interestingly, the petitioners counsel is himself a litigant who remains in news for filing petitions against politicians, celebrities and foreign head of… read-more

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 - 08:35 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: Bihar court, Petition, Ramdev Baba, Allopathy, Sedition

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Mehul Choksi

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Editors Guild Welcomes SC Verdict On Vinod Dua Sedition Case

Signifying the "citizen's right to criticise or comment upon government measures", the Editors Guild of India appreciated the judgement of SC against journalist Vinod Dua's sedition case. Every journalist is entitled to protection specified under the Supreme Court’s 1962 judgment, said a bench of justice. “The Guild demands repeal of these draconian and antiquated laws that find no space in any modern liberal democracy,” the scribe body… read-more

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 - 08:05 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: Journalists, Supreme Court, Sedition, laws, Democracy

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem and political activist Erendro Leichombam

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Manipur Journo, Activist Booked Under NSA For Posts On 'Cow Cures'

Manipur-based Journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem and activist Erendro Leichombam were framed under sedition charges on May 13 for their controversial social media posts. Booked under the National Security Act, they allegedly implicated the promoters of cow dung and urine in COVID-19 cure on the death of Manipur BJP president. On the questions of bail, the court said Wangkhem is ‘likely to be released on bail in the near future’.

Tue, 18 May 2021 - 03:21 PM / by Samanth Lanka

Tags: Manipur, Social Media Outrage, Sedition, Cow urine, NATIONAL SECURITY LAW

Courtesy: NDTV

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