Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: Sedition

‘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.

18 months after photos of uniformed cops questioning kids, police admits violation in Bidar case

Sedition FIR was filed against Shaheen Primary School in 2020 for a play allegedly critical of CAA and NRC. Police has now admitted violation of Juvenile Justice Act rules during probe in the case.

‘Very disturbing trend’ — SC on filing of sedition cases after governments change

A bench headed by CJI Ramana directed police to not arrest its own suspended senior IPS officer Gurjinder Pal Singh against whom sedition case has been filed by Chhattisgarh govt.

Samajwadi MP booked for sedition for allegedly defending Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan

Speaking to reporters Monday, Lok Sabha member Shafiqur Rehman Barq had compared India's freedom struggle to Taliban takeover in Afghanistan and said it was their internal matter.

Sec 124A needs a quiet burial in India. Sedition law has no place in a democracy

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

‘Failed’ law, ‘misused to stifle dissent’: Ex-SC judges speak out against UAPA, sedition, NSA

Retired SC judges Gopala Gowda, Deepak Gupta, Aftab Alam & M.B. Lokur said definition of terror under UAPA and sedition vague, needs to be defined through judicial pronouncements.

Is India made of porcelain? Question CJI Ramana should ask Modi govt at next sedition hearing

Sedition law isn’t just a colonial hangover. It’s a convenient weapon for under-performing governments to conflate themselves with the nation and use against critics.

Chhattisgarh police file sedition case against suspended ADG in disproportionate assets case

The documents recovered during the raids revealed that officer GP Singh was allegedly involved in 'promoting enmity and hatching a conspiracy against the govt', said police.

Siddique Kappan was in touch with top SIMI leaders, Mathura court says while denying bail

In a four-page order, court discusses the merits of the case in one page, says Kappan was in possession of literature related to banned SIMI.

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Dear Oxfam, stop looking for inequality in India, go back to distributing blankets

Oxfam India's 2022 report titled makes sweeping recommendations to fight 'extreme inequality', including reintroducing a ‘wealth tax’. Oxfam, leave economics alone.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.