Thursday, 11 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

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Sun Temple, Martand, Jammu and Kashmir. | Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

‘Indians never invaded’ is a myth. Guptas, Cholas, Lalitaditya Muktapida were conquerors

Rashtrakutas raided the Himalayas, Tamil Nadu; the Cholas Bengal, Indonesia; Kashmiris Punjab, Afghanistan, and Xinjiang. Medieval Indians had a big appetite for conquests.
File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

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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