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Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti

Plea filed in Delhi HC to ban Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq & Omar Abdullah from Lok Sabha polls

Filed by lawyer Sanjjiiv Kkumaar, the plea also seeks to charge the J&K politicians with other charges including sedition and inciting hatred

BJP-led Assam government has registered 251 sedition cases since 2016

Sedition cases under the BJP-led government have been slapped against militant groups, individuals, RTI activists, journalists and several others.

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.
Constituent Assembly of India in session | Wikipedia

How our Constitution makers debated & rejected the draconian sedition law

Constituent Assembly debated Section 124A’s offensive nature and the possibility that it will be misused to jail government’s critics.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi and former PM Manmohan Singh | PTI

Why BJP and Congress love to hate sedition (till they come to power)

Every political party questions the wisdom of retaining the sedition law, but only when they are in opposition.
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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...
Arun Jaitley

When a Facebook post almost got Arun Jaitley tried for sedition

Arun Jaitley had criticised the SC order quashing the NJAC in 2015, but a judicial magistrate ordered that he be tried for sedition and encouraging mutiny.

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File photo | Dimple Yadav (R), Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav (L) at a rally | Facebook/Dimple Yadav

Why Dimple Yadav touching Mayawati’s feet still riles upper caste Indians

Dimple Yadav’s gesture challenges the class system of Hindu society which categorises women and backwards of all castes as low and inferior.

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.


IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.