Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicSedition Law

Topic: Sedition Law

India has debated sedition at length but it won’t go without the overhaul of justice system

Preventive Detention has stayed its course because India didn’t invest much in the investigative competence of the police, or legal acumen of the prosecutors.

‘Self-evident Varanasi’s Gyanvapi mosque is a temple’ — what Hindu Right press wrote this week

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindutva media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past few days.

Our take on sedition law, Taj Mahal and the iPod – in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

Not the end, but a historic step — Urdu press lauds SC’s decision to suspend sedition law

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

With sedition, SC has dipped its toes in the civil liberties pool. Now we wait for the dive

Until the safeguards are laid down to prevent misuse of laws like UAPA, NSA or PSA, sedition’s departure might not have too much of an effect on ground.

Politicians, editors, a retired Major General: The petitioners taking on sedition law in SC

Supreme Court suspended Section124A after hearing a bunch of petitions challenging various aspects. Petitioners range from Lok Sabha MP to journalists facing sedition charges.

Sri Lanka needs all-party unity to end violence. Gotabaya Rajapaksa failing to restore calm

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

In historic order, SC suspends sedition law, ‘hopes & expects’ govts will stop pursuing it

Three-judge bench led by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana said the hold on proceedings under section 124A of the Indian Penal Code will be valid as long as the Centre is reviewing its provisions.

‘How will you protect against misuse’? SC wants govt to put sedition law on hold while it reviews

During hearing, Solicitor General asks to postpone hearing on petitions against sedition law until Centre decides. Petitioners demand that arrests under law should be stayed.

Modi govt tells SC it will ‘re-examine & re-consider’ provisions of IPC Section 124A on sedition

Govt has filed affidavit in SC after 5 May order asking it to clarify its stand. Court is hearing petitions demanding that the sedition law be declared unconstitutional.

On Camera

YourTurn

Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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