By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2021 03:17 AM IST
Sedition is punishable with either imprisonment ranging from three years to a lifetime, or a fine, or both.
By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2021 05:27 AM IST
India’s sedition law has an interesting past -- it was introduced by the British in 1870, and almost dropped from the Constitution in 1948 after discussions of the Constituent Assembly.
By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 01:07 AM IST
A bench, headed by justice Uday U Lalit, sought a response from Centre on a plea challenging the constitutional validity of sedition law while also calling for assistance of attorney general KK Venugopal considering the significance of the matter.
By hindustantimes.com | Reported by Richa Banka | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 03:39 PM IST
Disha Ravi, 22-year-old climate activist, was sent to three-day judicial custody by a Delhi court on Friday. The police have accused Ravi of creating and sharing an online 'toolkit' to help farmers protesting against government's three farm laws.
By Arun Dev
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 09:43 AM IST
Data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows that Karnataka registered the maximum number of sedition cases, 22, by any state in 2019 and was able to file a charge-sheet in 13 . This marked an eleven-fold increase in sedition cases registered in Karnataka in 2019 compared to 2018.
PTI | By hindustantimes.com, New York
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 12:12 PM IST
Michael Sherwin, acting US attorney for DC, has said “all options are on the table,” including sedition charges, against the Capitol invaders.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 11:04 PM IST
Speaking to the media, Kappan's wife, Reaiheanath alleged that her husband was tortured by the Uttar Pradesh police and asked him to name any CPI(M) leaders in order to escape from his ordeal. Mother of three minors, Reaiheanath is running from pillar to post seeking justice for Kappan.
By Gautam Bhatia
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 09:52 PM IST
The colonial law meant to suppress dissent persists. Used as a political tool, it has deprived people of liberty. Scrap it
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 11:31 PM IST
Scrapping the sedition law was one of the key poll promises of the Congress party and figured in the party’s manifesto as well. The Prime Minister had in his election campaign severely criticised the Congress and questioned its intention over this.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 09:13 PM IST
The Congress party had made scrapping the law, a central piece of its poll manifesto and was attacked by the rival BJP for taking an alleged anti-national stance.
New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2019 12:42 PM IST
Singh trained guns on the Congress, which had said around a month ago that if elected to power, the party will repeal the legal provision related to sedition.
Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Is it acceptable?’ Uddhav Thackeray slams Congress vow to scrap sedition law
Hindustan Times, Nagpur | By Pradip Kumar Maitra
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 08:44 AM IST
Slamming the Congress, the Sena chief said the Opposition can go to any extent for power. “Their dream is to grab power, while the nation comes first for us,” he said.
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2019 09:20 AM IST
Talking about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and projects rolled out by the Centre, Rajnath Singh said: “During the tenure of former PM Manmohan Singh, only 25 lakh Pradhan Mantri houses were constructed between 2008- 2014.”
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Pradip Kumar Maitra
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2019 12:11 PM IST
Addressing a rally at Gondia, in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha, PM Modi on Wednesday said, “If any urban Naxalite is arrested with substantive evidence or perpetrators of anti-national activities, will Pawar – as a former defence minister – be against prosecuting and charging such a person with sedition?”
Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 04:07 AM IST
Accusing the Congress of speaking the language of traitors, Haryana CM said, “The Congress wants to abolish the sedition law and amend the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA). Such a step will hit the integrity of the nation. We will rather bring a stronger law against those who want to break the country.”
Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 08:46 AM IST
This is the second time Amit Shah is lashing out at Rahul Gandhi on the two issues after he said on Tuesday that the proposals by the Congress party will bring a smile to terrorists and separatists and lower the morale of the armed forces.