Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: Sedition

Delhi court grants bail to former JNU student Sharjeel Imam in sedition case

Imam — who is in judicial custody since January 2020 — will, however, continue to remain in jail as he is yet to secure bail in the Delhi riots conspiracy case.

Don’t spread fake news on state institutions — Pakistan watchdog warns in diktat to media

New Delhi: Pakistan has released a slew of directives to news channels asking them to refrain from indulging in "spreading misinformation and disinformation" against the...

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.

On Camera


File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.