Sedition

  • More Loyal Than The King

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Modi's silence on the foot-soldiers who act in his name is disturbing General elections! Yet rendered somewhat joyless by the creeping authoritarianism which seems ...

  • Sedition charge for cheering: A new low for India

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    It is sad to see the administrative machinery of India succumb to jingoism. It was shocking that a couple of students from a university in...

  • Kashmiri students sedition case: EC seeks report on dropping of charges 08-03-2014 08:11 PM

    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...
  • Students live in fear even as sedition case for cheering Pak dropped 07-03-2014 11:57 PM

    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 Even though the sedition charges against them have been withdrawn by...
  • Slapping sedition charge against Kashmiri students a serious matter: Akhilesh 07-03-2014 05:54 PM

    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,"...
  • BJP against withdrawal of sedition charges against Kashmiri students 07-03-2014 02:22 PM

    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...
  • 26/11 mastermind offers scholarship to suspended Kashmiri students 07-03-2014 08:46 AM

    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 06-03-2014 10:31 PM

    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 06-03-2014 02:34 PM

    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...
  • Kashmiri students who cheered for Pak booked for sedition, Omar upset 06-03-2014 02:00 PM

    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...
  • Team Anna and their seditious speeches

    Post Mortem |  Brijesh Kalappa
    The Parliament has mildly reprimanded Team Anna with Speaker Meira Kumar reading out a statement saying any comment that lowered the dignity of Parliament was...

  • Binayak Sen plans campaign against sedition law 11-09-2011 10:50 PM

    Lucknow: Human rights activist Binayak Sen said on Sunday that he will soon undertake a nationwide signature campaign to scrap the sedition law under which he was booked in Chattisgarh. Sen, who is also the vice president of the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), proposes to mobilise at least...
  • Repeal sedition law completely: Binayak Sen 01-08-2011 12:54 PM

    Kolkata: Human rights activist Binayak Sen, released on bail by the Supreme Court after his conviction by a lower court for sedition, on Monday said sedition law should be "completely" repealed. "The laws of sedition in the country should be completely repealed," Sen said at a seminar on 'State of...
  • Sedition charge against Digvijaya Singh 06-06-2011 12:21 PM

    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...
  • SC grants bail to Binayak Sen's associate Guha 31-05-2011 12:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to Piyush Guha, who was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment along with civil rights activist Binayak Sen in a sedition case. The vacation bench of justices GS Singhvi and CK Prasad suspended the sentence of life imprisonment and directed Guha's...
  • Cambridge experts study Binayak Sen arrest 25-05-2011 05:52 PM

    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...
  • Anti-India speech: Probe on against Geelani, Roy 19-04-2011 07:24 PM

    New Delhi: The city police om Tuesday told a Delhi court that it was still probing the sedition case against hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, writer Arundhati Roy and four others for making alleged anti-India speeches last year. The Station House Officer (SHO) of the Tilak Marg...
  • Many like me still in jail: Binayak Sen to CNN-IBN 18-04-2011 11:30 PM

    Speaking to CNN-IBN after being released from jail, Binayak Sen said he never gave up hope for getting justice. ...
  • Aruna Roy on Binayak Sen's release

    Rupashree's space |  Rupashree Nanda
    Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sanghatan founder, Ramon Magsaysay award winner and National Advisory Council member Aruna Roy welcomed the Supreme Court's order to grant bail to...

  • Novemeber 2010 was a huge shock: Illina Sen 18-04-2011 12:30 PM

    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...
  • Is the sedition law in India outdated? 15-04-2011 11:04 PM

    Rajdeep Sardesai asks a panel of experts, Is the sedition law in India outdated? ...
  • No proof of sedition against Binayak Sen: SC 15-04-2011 08:22 PM

    Dr Binayak Sen was convicted of sedition and sentenced to life in prison. ...
  • Binayak Sen case: What is sedition? 15-04-2011 04:33 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to Dr Binayak Sen, who has been convicted for sedition and sentenced to life by a Raipur court in Chhattisgarh. A bench comprising Justices HS Bedi and CK Prasad passed the order on the petition moved by Sen challenging the order...
  • Need to revise sedition laws: Veerappa Moily 15-04-2011 01:39 PM

    Law minister Veerappa Moily says he has written to the law commission to re-look at the sedition law. ...
  • Swami Agnivesh calls Binayak Sen a patriot 15-04-2011 01:32 PM

    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? 15-04-2011 07:19 AM

    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...
  • Libya: Gaddafi may have fled the country 22-02-2011 12:01 AM

    Cairo: Libya's anti-government protesters took control of several cities in the north African country and reached capital Tripoli for the first time amid reports that its leader Muammar Gaddafi has fled the country. A growing number of four-decade-old Gaddafi regime figures have defected, as the government crackdown on the protesters...
  • Libya: 200 dead in six days of unrest 21-02-2011 10:29 AM

    Amidst reports of Gaddafi fleeing to Venezuela, security forces lashed out brutally on protesters in Libya. ...
  • Petition against Arundhati, Geelani withdrawn 27-01-2011 07:20 PM

    New Delhi: A petition seeking action against hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani, writer Arundhati Roy and four others for allegedly making anti-India speeches last year was withdrawn from the Delhi High Court on Thursday after Delhi Police told the court that a police complaint has already been lodged. "Now,...