35 sedition cases registered in 2016, govt tells Lok Sabha

Of the 35 cases under sedition charges (Section 124A of IPC), 12 were registered in Haryana, six in Uttar Pradesh
Minister of state for home affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir flags off the Bicycle Patrols by Delhi Police in New Delhi.(PTI FILE)
Minister of state for home affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir flags off the Bicycle Patrols by Delhi Police in New Delhi.(PTI FILE)
Updated on Aug 01, 2017 03:26 PM IST
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The government said on Tuesday 35 sedition cases were registered across the country in 2016.

Of the 35 cases under sedition charges (Section 124A of IPC), 12 were registered in Haryana, six in Uttar Pradesh, three each in Karnataka and Kerala and two each in Maharashtra, Telangana and Delhi, minister of state for home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir told the Lok Sabha in response to a question.

Replying to another question, Ahir said the National Crime Records Bureau has conveyed that it does not maintain record on sedition cases registered against individuals who have supported cricket teams post match.

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