Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicSedition

Topic: Sedition

Two Kesari texts, Jinnah’s defence, Marathi sympathy—when Tilak took stand against sedition

Bal Gangadhar Tilak was on trial for sedition thrice in his life. India must take another look at the nuance in his arguments against the law.

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.

Read full text of historic Supreme Court order putting sedition law on hold

Three-judge bench led by CJI Ramana also asked the Centre and state governments to refrain from filing any FIR under Section 124A (sedition) until its provisions were re-examined.

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.

Bagga or Mevani, an unlawful arrest is just that. But tell that to Indians picking sides

The insidious trick used by the BJP in Jignesh Mevani’s case is not different from that used by the AAP in the case of Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga.

Sedition law should be upheld, says attorney general, asks SC for guidelines to stop misuse

Three-judge bench led by CJI Ramana is hearing batch of petitions against sedition law. Attorney General K.K. Venugopal cited arrest of Rana couple in Maharashtra as example of misuse.

Handle bearing new JNU V-C’s name deleted after old tweets slamming students, backing BJP emerge

Unverified account, which carried Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit’s name, made references to Sharjeel Imam and Nathuram Godse, among others. No confirmation on whether it was her own.

‘Keeping Bhagat Singh book not barred under law’: Court acquits 2 tribals in UAPA, sedition case

A father-son duo was accused of harbouring people who 'instigated' tribals to participate in Naxal activities. Police cited newspaper articles & Bhagat Singh book as evidence.

Assam, Manipur, UP record highest no. of cases of sedition & under UAPA, NCRB data shows

In the overall number of cases registered under 'Offences against State', however, there was a decline — 5,613 cases in 2020 against 7,656 cases in 2019.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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