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Sedition
Opinion  /  Published 29.06.20

A case for truth to save media freedom

For some years now, the growing challenge to journalism has come from the increasing use of predictable laws. These are the Sections relating to sedition and criminal defamation in the Indian Penal Co...
By Sevanti Ninan in

India  /  Published 15.06.20

No stay: Dua sedition case

The Supreme Court on Sunday restrained Himachal Pradesh police from arresting veteran journalist Vinod Dua but refused to stay investigations into a sedition case against him.The case had been lodged ...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.06.20

Sedition: SC restrains HP police from arresting Vinod Dua

In a relief to journalist Vinod Dua, the Supreme Court in a special hearing on Sunday restrained the Himachal Pradesh police from arresting him till July 6 in a sedition case lodged against him in the...
By PTI in New Delhi

Delhi  /  Published 11.05.20

LG issued show cause notice to DMC chief: Delhi govt to HC

Delhi lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal has issued a show cause notice to the chairman of Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC), against whom an FIR has been lodged for alleged 'seditious and hateful' state...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.05.20

Support for minority face

Civil society activists on Saturday condemned the “media trial” of Delhi Minorities Commission chairman Zafarul Islam Khan after police booked him for alleged sedition over a tweet he had posted e...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.05.20

Sharjeel Imams seeks clubbing of 5 FIRs

The Supreme Court Friday sought Delhi government's reply on a plea by JNU student and anti-CAA activist Sharjeel Imam seeking clubbing of multiple FIRs levelling sedition charges against him for alleg...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.04.20

Sharjeel Imam chargesheeted in sedition case

 Delhi police charged former JNU student Sharjeel Imam with sedition before a court here on Saturday, alleging his speech promoted enmity between people that led to riots in the Jamia Millia Isla...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.03.20

Plea seeking mechanism for sedition law misuse quashed

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea seeking framing of a proper mechanism to deal with the alleged misuse of the sedition law by the government machinery.A bench headed by Justice ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.03.20

Plea in Supreme Court for panel to vet sedition claims

The Supreme Court will take up on Friday a public interest plea that has sought a directive to the central government to set up a “committee” to scrutinise all complaints under the sedition law be...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.03.20

Timely warning from SC judges

The Supreme Court is emblematic of the fount of wisdom. Its guidance, especially at a time of unprecedented transformation, has been, on most occasions, satisfactory. It is heartening to note that the...
By The Editorial Board in


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