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Jharkhand BJP chief Deepak Prakash. (Videograb)

Jharkhand BJP chief charged with sedition after comment on Hemant Soren govt

By Bedanti Saran | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 08:36 PM IST
Two days back in Dumka, Prakash had said that the incumbent government, led by Hemant Soren, would be unseated within two months and the next government would have a BJP chief minister.
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A journalist from Kerala was accused of sedition and various offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, (UAPA) and arrested on the way to Hathras on October 7(PTI)
A journalist from Kerala was accused of sedition and various offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, (UAPA) and arrested on the way to Hathras on October 7(PTI)

The crippling effect of sedition and UAPA on dissent in India

By Leah Verghese
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 06:24 AM IST
UAPA is an anti-terror legislation, crafted for exceptional circumstances, that has become routinised. UAPA permits detention without charge for up to 180 days, making it a convenient tool to silence dissidents.
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Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday alleged that an international conspiracy was being hatched to destabilise his government, following its tough stand against anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests. (Photo @CMOfficeUP)
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday alleged that an international conspiracy was being hatched to destabilise his government, following its tough stand against anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests. (Photo @CMOfficeUP)

‘No govt ever invoked sedition after rape’: Congress to Yogi Adityanath

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 09:39 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh police booked four people, including a journalist from Kerala, Siddique Kappan, on sedition and other charges in Mathura, two days after they were arrested while on their way to Hathras.
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The historical trial of Mahatma Gandhi and Shri Shankarlal Ghelabhai Banker, editor, and printer and publisher respectively of Young India, on charges under section 124A of the Indian Penal Code was held on Saturday, 18th March, 1922, before Mr C. N. Broomfield. J.CS., District and Sessions Judge, Ahmedabad.(HT File photo)
The historical trial of Mahatma Gandhi and Shri Shankarlal Ghelabhai Banker, editor, and printer and publisher respectively of Young India, on charges under section 124A of the Indian Penal Code was held on Saturday, 18th March, 1922, before Mr C. N. Broomfield. J.CS., District and Sessions Judge, Ahmedabad.(HT File photo)

When Gandhi stood trial for sedition

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 07:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times republishes a piece from the supplement titled ‘Statement at the great trial of 1922’, which details the events of the year when the Father of the Nation was tried under section 124A of the Indian Penal Code — the sedition charge — for causing disaffection against the colonial government.
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Sanjay Singh has slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for the ‘politically motivated’ case against him.(HT file)
Sanjay Singh has slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for the ‘politically motivated’ case against him.(HT file)

Uttar Pradesh police adds sedition to case against AAP MP Sanjay Singh, summons him

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 02:59 PM IST
Singh, who is a Rajya Sabha member, reiterated his willingness to face the investigation and said he will visit Lucknow on Sunday to surrender
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Congress leader P. Chidambaram said he disapproved of the sanction granted to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar for sedition.(HT Photo)
Congress leader P. Chidambaram said he disapproved of the sanction granted to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar for sedition.(HT Photo)

Chidambaram slams AAP for sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar for sedition

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 09:36 AM IST
Former Union Minister P Chidambaram said the Delhi Government is no less ill-informed than the central government in its understanding of sedition law.
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Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi interacts with media at West Bengal Pradesh Congress office in Kolkata on Saturday(PTI Photo)
Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi interacts with media at West Bengal Pradesh Congress office in Kolkata on Saturday(PTI Photo)

‘Mere words not sedition’: Manu Singhvi slams government over Amulya case

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 07:03 AM IST
The Karnataka police slapped Leona with sedition for shouted ‘Pak Zindabad’ at an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act rally also attended by the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) founder and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi.
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Police in Karnataka’s Hubli arrested the three Kashmiri students who allegedly celebrated the Pulwama terror attack on its first anniversary on February 14.(Representative photo/PTI)
Police in Karnataka’s Hubli arrested the three Kashmiri students who allegedly celebrated the Pulwama terror attack on its first anniversary on February 14.(Representative photo/PTI)

Kashmiri students accused in sedition case in Hubli sent to judicial custody

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 07:47 PM IST
A video of the students’ alleged celebration was widely shared on social media on Sunday prompting the college to suspend them pending investigation.
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Sharjeel Imam(REUTERS FILE)
Sharjeel Imam(REUTERS FILE)

No pre-arrest bail for woman facing sedition over slogan supporting Sharjeel

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 01:55 AM IST
The court also refused to grant her interim protection from arrest to enable her to move the high court.
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Karnataka police late on Thursday arrested the headmistress of a school and the mother of one of the students for allegedly tutoring the girl student (who is in class VI) to make derogatory remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Karnataka police late on Thursday arrested the headmistress of a school and the mother of one of the students for allegedly tutoring the girl student (who is in class VI) to make derogatory remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Teacher, student’s mother held for sedition over anti-CAA school play

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 01:18 AM IST
The action came days after the management of Shaheen School in Karnataka’s Bidar was booked for sedition and promoting enmity between religious groups.
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Hardik Patel, who had joined the Congress ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, has been sent to judicial custody till January 24. (Photo @HardikPatel_)
Hardik Patel, who had joined the Congress ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, has been sent to judicial custody till January 24. (Photo @HardikPatel_)

Priyanka Gandhi mounts attack on BJP after Hardik Patel arrested in Gujarat

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 12:23 PM IST
Hardik Patel was booked by the Crime Branch in 2015 under sedition charges over his provocative remarks where he allegedly asked his supporters to kill the policemen rather than committing suicide for the cause of reservation.
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The two women also displayed posters questioning the Supreme Court judgement on the Ayodhya issue.(HT PHOTO.)
The two women also displayed posters questioning the Supreme Court judgement on the Ayodhya issue.(HT PHOTO.)

2 Hyderabad women booked for sedition after provocative speeches on Ayodhya verdict

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 10:11 PM IST
Huma also allegedly criticized the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya issue, saying it was delivered as per a plan to favour Hindus. She said Muslims won’t accept even if entire Hindustan was given to them.
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She was booked under IPC sections 124A (sedition), 153, 153A , 504 and 505.(HT image)
She was booked under IPC sections 124A (sedition), 153, 153A , 504 and 505.(HT image)

Shehla Rashid booked for sedition over her tweets on Kashmir situation

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 02:57 AM IST
The first information report (FIR) was filed against her on Tuesday based on a complaint by a Supreme Court lawyer, Alakh Alok Srivastava, against a series of her tweets.
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The Behta police in Saharanpur booked Bhim Army national vice- president Manjeet Singh Nautiyal on sedition and other charges.
The Behta police in Saharanpur booked Bhim Army national vice- president Manjeet Singh Nautiyal on sedition and other charges.

Ravidas temple issue: Bhim Army leader booked for sedition

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Meerut, Meerut
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 02:53 AM IST
Taking action on his own, sub-inspector Sohanpal Singh lodged the case against Nautiyal at the Behat police station on charges of sedition, inciting violence, spreading rumours, hatred and hurting religious sentiments, the police said.
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UP government has given its approval for charging 44 persons accused of instigating violence in Bulandshahr district on December 3 last year with sedition. (Photo: Gokul VS/Hindustan Times)
UP government has given its approval for charging 44 persons accused of instigating violence in Bulandshahr district on December 3 last year with sedition. (Photo: Gokul VS/Hindustan Times)

44 to be charged with sedition for Bulandshahr stir

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Meerut
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 10:33 PM IST
Police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar had died of bullet injuries during the violence.
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Hard Kaur has been booked for sedition for allegedly posting objectionable remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on social media, police said(HT File Photo)
Hard Kaur has been booked for sedition for allegedly posting objectionable remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on social media, police said(HT File Photo)

Rapper Hard Kaur booked for sedition over online remarks against Yogi Adityanath, Mohan Bhagwat

By Press Trust of India | Varanasi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 05:25 PM IST
A written complaint was filed by a local lawyer, Shashank Shekhar, SHO Cantonment Vijay Pratap Singh said.
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Home minister Rajnath Singh has stressed that a BJP-led government will make the sedition law more stringent after the elections(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
Home minister Rajnath Singh has stressed that a BJP-led government will make the sedition law more stringent after the elections(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)

Don’t use laws to stifle dissent and reverse social reforms

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2019 11:17 PM IST
The promises to make the sedition law stricter are unfortunate and go against the spirit of a free republic
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Through a fake Facebook ID, accused had threatened to kill PM Modi after he was trolled on social media by the BJP followers.(HT PHOTO/ Representative Image)
Through a fake Facebook ID, accused had threatened to kill PM Modi after he was trolled on social media by the BJP followers.(HT PHOTO/ Representative Image)

Rajasthan man booked for sedition over death threat to PM Narendra Modi on Facebook

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 07:11 AM IST
According to the police, accused created a fake profile on Facebook posing as Naveen Swami Dual. He posted a death threat to PM Modi on his Facebook wall.
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A 22-year-old man was sent to 14-day judicial custody by a local court after he was arrested on charges of sedition by Assam Police for allegedly writing ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ in a comment on Facebook.(AP)
A 22-year-old man was sent to 14-day judicial custody by a local court after he was arrested on charges of sedition by Assam Police for allegedly writing ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ in a comment on Facebook.(AP)

Man, 22, charged with sedition for pro-Pakistan comments on Facebook in Assam

By Sadiq Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 09:48 PM IST
A 22-year-old man was sent to 14-day judicial custody by a local court after he was arrested on charges of sedition by Assam Police for allegedly writing ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ in a comment on Facebook.
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The Aligarh Muslim University Teachers’ Association (AMUTA) condemned the “severe charges like sedition” against the students and wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind over it.
The Aligarh Muslim University Teachers’ Association (AMUTA) condemned the “severe charges like sedition” against the students and wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind over it.

No proof of sedition against Aligarh Muslim University students, say police

By HT Correspondent | Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh)
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2019 10:27 PM IST
The students were booked on the complaint of an office-bearer of Bharatiya Janata Party’s youth wing after two groups clashed on campus on Tuesday following a protest over an altercation with a Republic TV crew. The 14 have been accused of raising pro-Pakistan slogans.
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Students and activists shout slogans and protest against the arrest of an Indian student for sedition in New Delhi on March 2, 2016(AFP)
Students and activists shout slogans and protest against the arrest of an Indian student for sedition in New Delhi on March 2, 2016(AFP)

The Indian State must scrap the sedition law

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 06:33 PM IST
A mature, liberal democracy cannot fight its own citizens
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Umar Khalid (right) said that the government has once again tried to deflect attention from its failures by raking up this issue just before elections.(HT File)
Umar Khalid (right) said that the government has once again tried to deflect attention from its failures by raking up this issue just before elections.(HT File)

Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, others charged with sedition, question timing of charge sheet

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 10:54 AM IST
Kanhaiya Kumar, who completed his PhD from the university’s School of International Studies last year, said the chargesheet was “politically motivated”.
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Hardik Patel speaks during a rally in Ahmadabad.(AP File Photo)
Hardik Patel speaks during a rally in Ahmadabad.(AP File Photo)

Hardik Patel, 2 others charged with sedition, conspiracy in 2015 case

By Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 03:18 PM IST
The second sedition case against Hardik Patel that has been registered in Surat. He had been jailed for 9 months in October 2015 and was later exiled from the state for another 6 months by the court.
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Police said hundreds of people were seen dancing to the “the anthem of the terror outfits in Pakistan”.
Police said hundreds of people were seen dancing to the “the anthem of the terror outfits in Pakistan”.

Bihar minors among 8 held for sedition, attempt to promote disharmony

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 12:01 AM IST
Police said the participants were seen raising slogans in favour of Pakistan and terrorist organisations in a video.
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Bastar journalist Kamal Shukla had allegedly posted the controversial cartoon lampooning India’s government and judiciary on Facebook.(AFP File)
Bastar journalist Kamal Shukla had allegedly posted the controversial cartoon lampooning India’s government and judiciary on Facebook.(AFP File)

Bastar journo faces sedition charge for posting FB cartoon against govt, judiciary

By Ritesh Mishra and S Kareemuddin | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 10:06 PM IST
Kamal Shukla, who writes for several local and national news portals, is known for his stand against fake encounters in the region.
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