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Sedition law mustn’t trump basic rights

The State must be able to defend itself against internal and external aggression. But should such action come at the cost of constitutional rights?

Drafted by the British government to kneecap the freedom struggle, the sedition law was effectively used by the colonial administration to kneecap the freedom struggle(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 04, 2023 09:00 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

SC grants Akhil Gogoi bail in UAPA case after HC sets aside his discharge

Gogoi was arrested in December 2019 for his alleged Maoist links following his participation in protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act

Assam lawmaker Akhil Gogoi. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 09:18 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

SC grants bail to Akhil Gogoi in UAPA case but refuses to discharge him

The Supreme Court affirmed the revival of a UAPA case against Akhil Gogoi in connection with the violence during the protests against CAA in 2019.

Akhil Gogoi, Raijor Dal president and MLA from Sibsagar, Assam, was released by the NIA court in connection with a case related to anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests. (PTI)
Published on Apr 18, 2023 11:09 AM IST

Ex-JNU student to be tried for sedition over ‘anti-army’ tweet

Shehla Rashid was, in September 2019, booked on a complaint by lawyer Alakh Alok Srivastava’s over her tweets a month prior, which accused the armed forces of ransacking houses and “creating an environment of fear” in Kashmir.

Shehla Rashid. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jan 11, 2023 05:16 AM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra, New Delhi

Govt hints at revision in sedition law; may take it up in Parliament

Stating that “some changes” in the 152-year-old penal provision of sedition could happen before the next parliament session, the Union government on Monday assured the Supreme Court that the colonial-era law would continue to remain on hold until the process of reviewing the provision is complete.

Govt hints at revision in sedition law; may take it up in Parliament
Updated on Nov 01, 2022 01:38 AM IST
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