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The bench emphasised its 1962 judgment that laid down the fundamental requirements before registration of a sedition case, as it turned down Dua’s plea for constitution of a committee in every state for approving FIRs against persons belonging to the media with at least 10 years of standing in the profession.(HT Archive)

Every journalist entitled to protection from sedition: SC

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.
Supreme Court (REUTERS)
Supreme Court (REUTERS)

It’s time we define what is and is not sedition: SC

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.
India’s sedition law was introduced by the British in 1870 but the Constituent Assembly decided to drop it from the Constitution in 1948.(File Photo)
India’s sedition law was introduced by the British in 1870 but the Constituent Assembly decided to drop it from the Constitution in 1948.(File Photo)

Supreme Court seeks govt reply on plea against sedition

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.
Twenty-two-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi arrives at a court in New Delhi, on Friday,(Reuters Photo)
Twenty-two-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi arrives at a court in New Delhi, on Friday,(Reuters Photo)

At Disha Ravi's bail plea hearing, Delhi Police says a cover-up was carried out

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.
Students wave the national flag and shout slogans during a protest at the Jawaharlal Nehru University against the arrest of a student union leader in New Delhi(AP Photo)
Students wave the national flag and shout slogans during a protest at the Jawaharlal Nehru University against the arrest of a student union leader in New Delhi(AP Photo)

Karnataka police yet to file charge-sheets in 3 sedition cases filed a year ago

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.
The use of the law is being considered against the mob that killed a police officer and rampaged through the US Capitol last week.(Reuters )
The use of the law is being considered against the mob that killed a police officer and rampaged through the US Capitol last week.(Reuters )

Rare sedition charge gains interest after Capitol attack

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.
Siddique Kappan and three other alleged Popular Front of India activists were booked by the UP police on sedition and other serious charges in Mathura on October 5 last year while they were heading to Hathras(PTI Photo)
Siddique Kappan and three other alleged Popular Front of India activists were booked by the UP police on sedition and other serious charges in Mathura on October 5 last year while they were heading to Hathras(PTI Photo)

Family of arrested Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan seeks CM's intervention

PTI |
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.
Famous figures of the freedom struggle — including Mahatma Gandhi — were sent to jail on charges of sedition. Even today, the real bite of the law is in its broad wording(Alamy Stock Photo)
Famous figures of the freedom struggle — including Mahatma Gandhi — were sent to jail on charges of sedition. Even today, the real bite of the law is in its broad wording(Alamy Stock Photo)

On Gandhi’s 150th, it’s time to review the sedition law | Analysis

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
In a written answer to the Parliament, the Minister of State for Home, Nityanand Rai said there is “need to retain the provisions to effectively combat anti-national, secessionist and terrorist elements”.(HT PHOTO.)
In a written answer to the Parliament, the Minister of State for Home, Nityanand Rai said there is “need to retain the provisions to effectively combat anti-national, secessionist and terrorist elements”.(HT PHOTO.)

Sedition law won’t be scrapped: Centre

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.
The Prime Minister had in his election campaign questioned Congress’ intention in opposing the law which the government sees as an effective instrument against alleged anti-national elements.(ANI FILE)
The Prime Minister had in his election campaign questioned Congress’ intention in opposing the law which the government sees as an effective instrument against alleged anti-national elements.(ANI FILE)

Sedition law will not be repealed, says Amit Shah’s ministry

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.
“The BJP will make the sedition law so strong that even the thought of violating it would make one shudder in fear,” Union home minister Rajnath Singh told a public gathering in West Delhi’s Sagarpur area Monday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
“The BJP will make the sedition law so strong that even the thought of violating it would make one shudder in fear,” Union home minister Rajnath Singh told a public gathering in West Delhi’s Sagarpur area Monday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Sedition law will make ‘anti-nationals’ shudder: Rajnath Singh

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.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday criticised the Congress during an election rally in Nagpur, asking the crowd gathered if the party’s promise to scrap the sedition law in their manifesto was acceptable.(PTI File Photo)
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday criticised the Congress during an election rally in Nagpur, asking the crowd gathered if the party’s promise to scrap the sedition law in their manifesto was acceptable.(PTI File Photo)

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.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Union home minister Rajnath Singh(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Rajnath Singh decries Congress plan to scrap sedition law

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.”
At a rally in Wardha on Monday, Modi had said a family war was brewing within the NCP, in which Sharad Pawar was losing control to his nephew and NCP leader Ajit Pawar.(HT Photo)
At a rally in Wardha on Monday, Modi had said a family war was brewing within the NCP, in which Sharad Pawar was losing control to his nephew and NCP leader Ajit Pawar.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Is Pawar OK with Congress plan on sedition law?’ asks PM Modi

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?”
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar urged people to vote for the BJP for electing Narendra Modi as prime minister for a second term.(HT Photo)
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar urged people to vote for the BJP for electing Narendra Modi as prime minister for a second term.(HT Photo)

Haryana CM dubs Congress manifesto anti-national for promising removal of sedition law

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.”
New Delhi, India, 04 July 2013: BJP leader Amit shah at BJP Headquater in New Delhi , India, July 2013 on Thursday. (Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times)
New Delhi, India, 04 July 2013: BJP leader Amit shah at BJP Headquater in New Delhi , India, July 2013 on Thursday. (Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times)

‘Who is Rahul Gandhi trying to save with promise to repeal sedition law?’ Amit targets Congress

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.
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

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 06:33 PM IST
A mature, liberal democracy cannot fight its own citizens
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