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Sedition
India  /  Published 02.08.20

Decriminalise contempt, says Arun Shourie in plea

Arun Shourie, the crusading editor who became a minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, and two others have moved the Supreme Court seeking the quashing of a provision that criminalises conte...
By R. Balaji and Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 09.07.20

Clean laws: Transforming Indian jurisprudence

Change happens invisibly, in unexpected directions. It was only in 2017 that the Centre said that criminalizing marital rape would destabilize the institution of marriage and hurt the husband. But now...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 08.07.20

Cop to journalist: Why criticise govt?

The Supreme Court on Tuesday told veteran journalist Vinod Dua not to answer a second questionnaire sent to him by Himachal Pradesh police in a sedition case linked to comments on the Prime Minister a...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

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 in

India  /  Published 14.01.19

JNU 'diversion', timed to polls

Delhi police have charged Kanhaiya Kumar and several other former and current JNU students with sedition, three years after the campus shined an unsparing light on the Narendra Modi government and a f...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.01.19

Delhi police file charge sheet against Kanhaiya Kumar

Delhi police on Monday filed a charge sheet in a court against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case lodged in 2016.Metropolitan magist...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 10.10.19

Turning prejudice into a matter of pride

The principle of accountability is, supposedly, the beating heart of a healthy democracy. It is meant to uphold the liability of the elected representatives to the people who elect them to positions o...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 07.10.19

Modi faces mail mountain in sedition protest

Leftist students and youth activists from Kerala have protested the sedition case lodged against a group of filmmakers and others by mailing to the Prime Minister tens of thousands of copies of the op...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 14.06.20

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 10.09.19

Six-hour Elgaar case search at DU professor’s home

A Pune police team on Tuesday searched the Noida home of an associate professor of Delhi University in connection with the 2017 Elgaar Parishad case where ten rights activists have been in prison for ...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi


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