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Congress unit drops Kanhaiya Kumar, Shehla Rashid from event over sedition charge

The minority department of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) faced criticism for inviting Kanhaiya Kumar and Shehla Rashid, who face sedition charges, to an event in an election year.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal talks to media persons | Ravi Chowdhary/PTI

Don’t know about Kanhaiya, but PM Modi committed sedition by stalling work in Delhi: Kejriwal

The Delhi government is seeking legal advice for granting sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya in the JNU sedition case.
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JNU sedition row: AAP govt and Delhi police engage in blame game over chargesheet

The Delhi police had filed the chargesheet against Kumar and others, saying he was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans raised in 2016
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Does sedition law apply to JNU & Assam cases or is it being used as tool to stifle dissent?

Ten JNU students, including Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya have been charge-sheeted under the sedition law for raising ‘anti-India’ slogans in 2016. Meanwhile, in Assam, scholar and Sahitya Akademi awardee Hiren Gohain has been charged with sedition for a speech he delivered against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, along with journalist Manjit Mahanta and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti chief Akhil Gogoi. ThePrint asks: Does sedition law apply to JNU & Assam cases or is it being used as tool to stifle dissent? Sedition law is a colonial remnant and needs to be scrapped Kapil Sibal Senior leader, Congress There is no iota of doubt that the sedition law needs to be scrapped right away. It is a remnant of the colonial era and there is no place for it in 21st century India. It was used in colonial era to force people to fall into line and it is being used today by the...
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Fiercely critical of Kanhaiya’s arrest 3 years ago, opposition now just mute spectator

Rahul Gandhi’s silence on sedition chargesheet betrays his disquiet about being cornered by the ruling BJP on the issue of nationalism.
Mika Aziz cartoon on horse trading in Karnataka

Horses over cows, and a sedition-mukt library

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Congress left in the lurch in UP and an ally takes a dig at the BJP

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Hearing in sedition case against Kanhaiya Kumar & others on 19 January

The Delhi Police has filed a chargesheet against Kanhaiya Kumar and others for supporting seditious slogans raised in JNU in February 2016.
JNU teachers and Students during protest March in campus against arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar by Delhi Police | Ramesh Sharma/India Today Group/Getty Images

On Kanhaiya Kumar, the gap between JNU inquiry and Delhi Police chargesheet

JNU panel found no ‘direct link’ between Kanhaiya Kumar and anti-India slogans raised at 2016 campus row, but Delhi Police has charged him with sedition.

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Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

China sends fighters for Pakistan Day parade, days after thwarting Masood Azhar terror tag

China had last week placed a technical hold on a proposal moved by France, the US, and the UK at the UN Security Council for sanctions against Masood Azhar.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?