Sedition Charge

  • VaidikSaeed meet: Case filed against Vaidik in Varanasi court on sedition charge July 16, 2014

    Varanasi: Yoga guru Ramdev's aide Ved Pratap Vaidik is in trouble over his meeting with the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks Hafiz Saeed in Lahore. A case has been filed against Vaidik in Chief Judicial Magistrate court in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on sedition charges. The court will hear...
  • Kashmiri students charged with sedition: Reactions from across India March 7, 2014

    A group of Kashmiri university students who cheered for Pakistan during a cricket match against India have been charged with disturbing communal harmony, police in Uttar Pradesh said on Thursday. ...
  • BJP against withdrawal of sedition charges against Kashmiri students March 7, 2014

    BJP on Friday criticised Uttar Pradesh government for withdrawing sedition charges against Kashmiri students studying at a private university here, saying the SP government is only bothered about vote bank. "BJP will not tolerate withdrawl of sedition charges against the people who have insulted the nation. The Samajwadi government is bothered...
  • Bal Thackeray backs Aseem, but raps him too September 12, 2012

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Wednesday came out in support of jailed cartoonist Aseem Trivedi but also gave him a sharp rap on the knuckles. While contending that the sedition charge slapped by Mumbai police on the cartoonist was a bit too much, Thackeray also pulled up Trivedi for...
  • Mumbai: Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi released from jail September 12, 2012

    Mumbai: Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi was released from Arthur Road Jail on Wednesday afternoon after he accepted the conditional bail offered by the Bombay High Court. Trivedi was granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 5,000. Refusing to bow down to the pressure, Trivedi as soon as he stepped out of...
  • Aseem may face charges of insulting the national emblem only September 11, 2012

    Sources tell CNNIBN the Maharashtra government is likely to drop the sedition charge against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi. ...
  • Aseem arrest: Govt against censorship, says Soni September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The arrest of Aseem Trivedi on sedition charges for his cartoons on Monday gave BJP fresh ammunition to target the UPA, even as the government said it was against censorship but wanted citizens to respect national symbols. BJP alleged that while the UPA government was involved in corruption cases...
  • Cartoonist's arrest: Expression vital for artists, says B'lore September 10, 2012

    Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi's arrest has the nation in outrage. Some, however, feel that the artist went a bit far when he disrespected the national emblem. ...
  • Sedition: does it have any place in modern India? September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Now that Kanpurbased cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has been charged with sedition for his cartoons that 'mocked' the country's political class, Parliament and the national emblem, one has to bear in mind that the word "sedition" does not actually figure anywhere in the Indian Constitution. It is an offence...
  • Watch: Aseem Trivedi's arrest sparks nationwide outrage September 10, 2012

    While the Press Council has called the charges against the cartoonist ridiculous, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has said that police custody was not needed. ...
  • Sedition charge against Digvijaya Singh June 6, 2011

    Muzaffarpur: A local court on Monday accepted a complaint seeking to register a case of sedition against Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh for allegedly describing Yoga guru Ramdev as a 'fraud'. Chief Judicial Magistrate R C Malviya accepted the complaint filed by advocate Sudhir Ojha who...
  • Cambridge experts study Binayak Sen arrest May 25, 2011

    London: The plight of Binayak Sen, the social activist slapped with controversial sedition charges, is symptomatic of the problems faced by India's adivasis, Cambridge University researchers studying his case have said. A study on the case of the Indian public health expert, recently bailed from prison, by Department of Sociology...
  • Novemeber 2010 was a huge shock: Illina Sen April 18, 2011

    Raipur: Rights activist Binayak Sen is all set to walk out of Raipur central jail on Monday. He was sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of sedition by a trial court in Chhattisgarh last December. The Supreme Court, however, granted him bail on Friday, while throwing out the sedition...
  • Swami Agnivesh calls Binayak Sen a patriot April 15, 2011

    Swami Agnivesh says its a happy day for all social activists in the country as the Supreme Court granted bail to Binayak Sen on Friday. The Supreme Court also said there was no case of sedition against Sen. ...
  • Will Binayak Sen get bail from Supreme Court? April 15, 2011

    New Delhi: All eyes are on the Binayak Sen trial which is on Friday, as the Supreme Court is expected to pronounce its verdict on his bail plea. The trial has attracted international attention. Dr Binayak Sen, a gold medallist from CMC, Vellore and a human rights activist has been...
  • Vaiko charged under unlawful activities, sedition law April 10, 2009

    Chennai: An FIR has been registered against MDMK leader Vaiko in Chennai for his inflammatory speeches in support of the LTTE. The police has registered FIR against Vaiko, charging him with sedition and under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. He is accused of making a comment that could create fear or...