sedition law

Netaji kin wants colonial-era sedition law used to incarcerate Subhas Chandra Bose repealed

His grandnephew Sugata Bose pointed out that several colonial-era laws, which were used to try silence freedom fighters are still being used by the government.

published on : 20th August 2021

'UAPA in its present form poses serious threat to democracy': Ex-babus in open letter

The law, as it stands today, has many flaws and loopholes making it amenable to large scale abuse and misuse by some politicians and overzealous policemen, it said.

published on : 16th August 2021

Hong Kong police arrest five trade union members for sedition

The five who were arrested are members of the General Association of Hong Kong Speech Therapists, according to local media reports.

published on : 22nd July 2021

326 sedition cases filed in India between 2014-19; only six convictions

The Supreme Court last week observed that Section 124 (A) of the IPC -- offence of sedition -- has been enormously misused and asked the Centre why it was not repealing the provision.

published on : 19th July 2021

Retired serviceman Vombatkere, who challenged sedition law in SC, a man of many crusades

Human rights activist and advocate Baburaj said Vombatkere has been a notable voice in environment and heritage issues related to Mysuru.

published on : 17th July 2021

NGO moves SC against sedition law, terms it 'anachronistic'

A bench headed by the CJI N V Ramana on Thursday flagged the misuse and asked the Centre why it was not repealing the provision used by the British to “silence” people like Mahatma Gandhi.

published on : 16th July 2021

Rahul welcomes Supreme Court's observation on sedition law, attacks Centre

Several Opposition leaders and civil society activists hailed the apex court for the observation and expressed the hope that the legislation would be "thrown out"

published on : 16th July 2021

'Heavily abused': Ex-minister Arun Shourie moves SC against sedition law

Significantly, the petition was filed on the day when a bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana expressed concern over "enormous misuse" of the law.

published on : 15th July 2021

Rahul Gandhi welcomes Supreme Court's observation on sedition law 

Several Opposition leaders and civil society activists hailed the apex court for the observation and expressed the hope that the legislation would be "thrown out".

published on : 15th July 2021

Why is 'colonial' sedition law still required 75 years after independence, SC asks Centre

The Chief Justice said that the apex court would look into the plea challenging the Constitutional validity of Section 124A.

published on : 15th July 2021

Supreme Court agrees to examine fresh plea challenging sedition law

A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana, A S Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy directed the petitioner to serve a copy of the plea to the Attorney General K K Venugopal.

published on : 14th July 2021

Revanth Reddy, Kishan Reddy exchange words on sedition law in Parliament

Revanth Reddy also asked for the number of cases filed against activists, farmers, and journalists from 2019 to January 26, 2021.

published on : 17th March 2021