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Activists protests against sedition law

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.

Assam Muslims fear backlash after 16 arrests over pro-Taliban posts, say community may be blamed

In the past four days, 16 Muslims have been arrested for pro-Taliban posts on social media, including an MBBS student, a constable with the Assam Police, a teacher and a journalist.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee | File photo: ANI

KLO chief Jibon Singha booked under UAPA for calling Mamata Banerjee ‘outsider’

Kamtapur Liberation Organisation chief Singha was also booked under sedition charges for demanding a separate state comprising the areas in the northern parts of West Bengal.
A protest against UAPA, AFSPA, NSA in New Delhi

‘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.

SC says law provisions not to be debated in bail matters of activists in Delhi riots case

A bench of Justices S K Kaul and Hemant Gupta responded to Delhi police's plea to set aside bail granted to three activists and said that debates on bail orders are 'troubling'.

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.
Student-activist Umar Khalid | Photo: ANI

Delhi court to hear February 2020 riots accused Umar Khalid’s bail plea on 27 July

Umar Khalid along with several others has been booked under UAPA and is accused of being one of the 'masterminds' of the riots in Northwest Delhi in February 2020.
Security personnel stand guard near a neighbourhood vandalised by rioters during clashes between those against and those supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in north east Delhi, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. | PTI

Delhi riots accused Tasleem Ahmed to undergo treatment in govt hospital following court order

A Delhi court allowed Ahmed, who was arrested under UAPA, to get surgery in a hospital after he stated before the court that he was at risk of contracting a serious infection.
Representational image for the National Investigation Agency | Twitter

NIA arrests 3 under UAPA in Kashmir for allegedly conspiring to spread ISIS propaganda

During the searches at the premises of the arrested accused, the NIA recovered a large number of incriminating documents, multiple digital devices and T-shirts with the ISIS logo.
Book cover of 'Innocent Prisoners' | Pharos Media website

‘It’s a story of treatment innocents face’: Man acquitted in 7/11 terror case says on his book

Abdul Wahid Sheikh was acquitted after 9 yrs in jail for the 7/11 Mumbai attacks. 'Innocent Prisoners’, the English translation of his book, 'Begunah Qaidi', was launched Sunday.

On Camera

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Shehryar Khan Afridi in New York vlogging, Sept 2021 | YouTube screenshot

Imran Khan sent Shehryar Afridi to UNGA to speak on Kashmir. But he is vlogging in Times Square

World leaders are in New York this week, and so is Pakistani committee Kashmir chairman Afridi. But he is roaming around in a Levi’s shirt commenting on women and the homeless.
OYO rooms logo displayed outside a hotel in Ooty, Tamil Nadu | Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Oyo plans to file for $1.2 billion IPO next week

The proposed initial public offer plan of the hospitality firm follows the success of Zomato's IPO that ended with bumper oversubscription on 16 July, the biggest since March 2020.

Defence

Air Marshal VR Chaudhari | Twitter/@PIB_India

Air Marshal VR Chaudhari appointed as next Chief of Air Staff

Air Marshal Chaudhari, presently serving as Vice Chief of the Air Staff, will take charge after the retirement of Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria on 30 Sept, the defence ministry said.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.
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