Sedition

  • Vaidik-Saeed 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...
  • 'Sedition charges against Subharti University's Kashmiri students based on complaint by officials' June 14, 2014

    Police have said that sedition charges against the Kashmiri students of Subharti University had been applied on the basis of a complaint filed by the officials of the institution, a claim which the varsity has rejected. A report submitted by Meerut DIG K Satyanarayan to the IG, Meerut, states that the...
  • Kashmiri students sedition case: EC seeks report on dropping of charges March 8, 2014

    On BJP's complaint, the Election Commission has sought a report from the district administration of Meerut in connection with dropping of sedition charges against Kashmiri students. "The district magistrate of Meerut has been asked to submit a reply on the dropping of sedition charges against Kashmiri youths," Chief Electoral Officer (CEO)...
  • Students live in fear even as sedition case for cheering Pak dropped March 8, 2014

    Srinagar: A wave of anger and disbelief has swept Kashmir after 67 students from Swami Vivekanand Subharti University were shunted out for cheering Pakistan during the India-Pak Asia cup match, and a case of sedition was registered against them. Even though the sedition charges against them have been withdrawn by...
  • 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. ...
  • Slapping sedition charge against Kashmiri students a serious matter: Akhilesh March 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said that slapping a sedition case against a few Kashmiri students who had cheered for Pakistan during a cricket match was a serious matter and that a probe has been ordered. "Action will be taken on the basis of the probe," Akhilesh...
  • 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...
  • 26/11 mastermind offers scholarship to suspended Kashmiri students March 7, 2014

    Islamabad/Srinagar: A day after a cornered Uttar Pradesh government withdrew sedition charges against 67 Kashmiri students for cheering for Pakistan during the India-Pakistan Asia Cup match, Pakistan has not lost an opportunity to comment on India's affairs. Lashkar-e-Toiba founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, who was the 26/11 Mumbai attacks...
  • Sedition charges dropped against Kashmiri students who cheered for Pak March 7, 2014

    Meerut: The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday dropped sedition charges against the Kashmiri students for cheering Pakistan team during the India-Pakistan Asia Cup match on Sunday. The move comes after the Home Ministry sought a report from the state government. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, too, spoke to...
  • Legal view: Sedition law is draconian, a weapon in the hands of state March 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Dr Mrinal Satish, Associate Professor of Law at National Law University, Delhi spoke to IBNLive on sedition charges slapped against Kashmiri student, who celebrated the victory of Pakistan Cricket team. Here is his view: Legally speaking, cheering for a Pakistani Cricket team or some other team is not sedition....
  • Kashmiri students who cheered for Pak booked for sedition, Omar upset March 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir government and the opposition came together on Thursday to decry the action taken against some Kashmiri students in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, for reportedly cheering Pakistan during a cricket match. J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah reacted strongly, tweeting, "Sedition charge against Kashmiri students is an unacceptably...
  • BJP demands sedition charge against Shinde February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hardened its stand against Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for his Hindu terror remarks asking for a sedition charge to be brought against him. "What Shinde has done is inexcusable. He has acted more like Pakistan's agent and not as our Home...
  • Sedition charges against Aseem Trivedi dropped October 12, 2012

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Friday dropped sedition charges against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, who was arrested in September 2012. The Attorney General told the Bombay High Court that the sedition charges against Aseem were a 'knee-jerk reaction'. The AG also said that the state will draft a circular on Section...
  • My cartoons will now spew more venom: Trivedi September 16, 2012

    Kanpur: Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, who was arrested on sedition charges, on Sunday said he would continue to draw cartoons that raise issues like corruption, as people in large numbers thronged the railway station here to receive him. Trivedi, who belongs to Shuklaganj in adjoining Unnao district, was received by his parents...
  • Media needs independent regulation: Katju September 16, 2012

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate. Should the law on sedition be scrapped – that's one of the key issues I shall explore today with the Chairman of the Press Council and former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju. Justice Katju, let’s start with Section 124 A of...
  • Will act against misuse of sedition law: Katju September 16, 2012

    Former Supreme Court judge and Chairman of the Press Council, Justice Markandey Katju has slammed the politicians and the police for taking action against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi over some of his work that depicted Parliament as a commode and the national emblem with wolves instead of lions. Slamming the Mumbai...
  • SIT to review sedition charge against Aseem September 13, 2012

    Mumbai: The Mumbai police have formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police to probe the case of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and also review the sedition charges slapped on him. "The case has now been handed over to the SIT headed by ACP GT Padwal. Earlier,...
  • 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...
  • Cartoonist Aseem expected to be out of jail today September 12, 2012

    Mumbai: Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has finally agreed to accept bail. He is currently at the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai and is expected to be released later on Wednesday. Aseem earlier refused to apply for bail till sedition charges were dropped against him. However, a bail was granted on Tuesday...
  • Aseem accepts bail, says he respects judiciary September 11, 2012

    Mumbai: Hours after refusing to take the bail granted by the Bombay High Court, cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, arrested on the charges of mocking Parliament and the National Emblem, on Tuesday evening said that he would accept it and execute the bond on Wednesday. The cartoonist said, "I respect judiciary, will execute...
  • The Last Word: Should the sedition law be scrapped? September 11, 2012

    The sedition charge against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has been dropped. But do we also need formal guidelines or regulations for the media? ...
  • Cartoonist Aseem refuses to take bail from HC September 11, 2012

    Mumbai: Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, arrested on the charges of mocking Parliament and the National Emblem, has been granted bail by the Bombay High Court on a personal bond of Rs 5,000. But Aseem Trivedi told the court that he was not taking the bail as the sedition charge under Indian...
  • Aseem may face charges of insulting the national emblem only September 11, 2012

    Sources tell CNN-IBN the Maharashtra government is likely to drop the sedition charge against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi. ...
  • Sedition charge against Aseem may be dropped September 11, 2012

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is likely to drop the sedition charge against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, according to sources. Sources say that a final decision will be taken in 24 hours. This comes as Aseem has vowed not to apply for bail till the sedition charge against him is dropped. However, even...
  • Arvind Kejriwal meets Aseem Trivedi in jail September 11, 2012

    Mumbai: Anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal reached the Arthur Road jail to meet cartoonist Aseem Trivedi. Kejriwal says he and his supporters will sit on a protest outside the Arthur road jail starting Saturday if the police do not drop sedition charges against the cartoonist. Aseem, charged with sedition, has been remanded...
  • Sedition and treason: the difference between the two September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: After the arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi under sedition charges, it has become important to understand what is and can be construed as sedition and how it is different from treason. Sedition is an overt subversive act which leads to incitement against status quo or authority or order. It...
  • Cartoonists must know their limits, warns police September 11, 2012

    Mumbai: Even as the debate over cartoonist Aseem Trivedi's arrest continues, the Mumbai Police maintains that cartoonists must know their limits. Mumbai Police Commissioner Dr Satyapal Singh has said, "I can't say if the charges will be dropped or not. We don't need him anymore for the investigation. This is...
  • Can drawing a cartoon be seen as an anti-national act? September 10, 2012

    Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi refuses bail till the sedition law is repealed, sent to jail till the September 24. ...
  • 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...