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 ‘Sedition’ Must Go!

 ‘Sedition’ Must Go!

The ‘sedition’ law in India is repressive and regressive, archaic and obsolete, draconian in nature and blatantly violative of the freedoms guaranteed to every citizen of the country in the Constitution. It specifically goes against Articles 19 1 (A), 14 and 21 of the Constitution dealing with the Right to Equality, Freedom of Speech and Expression and Protection of Life[Read More…]

by 17/05/2022 0 comments India
Tracking Sedition – From 1857 to the present

Tracking Sedition – From 1857 to the present

Following the 1857 so-called Great Indian Rebellion during the rule of the East India Company, British monarch Queen Victoria, issued proclamation in 1858 that India would be governed by and in the name of “the Crown”. Thus, the British territory of India (the State) and the British Government of India, were embodied in the British Monarch. An Indian subject who[Read More…]

by 15/05/2022 1 comment India
Historic Supreme Court decision on sedition law

Historic Supreme Court decision on sedition law

In the Supreme Court today, a bench headed by the present Chief Justice NV Ramana heard that four former Chief Justices J.S. Against the backdrop of the tenure of Khehar, Deepak Mishra, Ranjan Gogoi and SA Bobade, a historic verdict has been passed that a law of treason should be enacted. Will not be used until reconsidered. Should go The[Read More…]

Sedition And Corruption – Lessening Miscarriage Of…..

Sedition And Corruption – Lessening Miscarriage Of…..

        Single party rule at the centre has come after a gap of around three decades. Three decades ago the roles were in a  reverse configuration from the present. The political party that was then in the opposition is in power today. And the party in the opposition today was the sole custodian of power at that time. However, there[Read More…]

by 08/11/2021 Comments are Disabled India
The ‘Sedition Act’: When it is done by the government, only ‘British Raj’ comes to mind!

The ‘Sedition Act’: When it is done by the government, only ‘British Raj’ comes to mind!

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court N.V. Ramana recently asked the Attorney General of the Central Government, “Is there a need for a law of ‘treason’ which reminds us of the remnants of colonialism after 75 years of independence?” According to the court, section 124 (a) of the Act is being grossly misused. The ‘Sedition Act’ was enacted by the[Read More…]

by 21/08/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Sedition: Antithesis Of Freedom Of Speech And Expression

Sedition: Antithesis Of Freedom Of Speech And Expression

“…these are fundamental rights from a police constable’s point of view and not from the point of view of a free and fighting nation. Here whatever right is given is taken away by a proviso. Sardar Patel would punish us if we make a speech, but Rajaji would punish us even before we have made the speech…”- Somnath Lahiri, during[Read More…]

by 23/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
The Draconian Sedition Law in Independent India

The Draconian Sedition Law in Independent India

The Indian Sedition Law owes its origin to The British Sedition Act of 1661, an Act of Parliament of England which was passed as an Act for safety and   Preservation of His Majesties Person and Government against Treasonable and Seditious practices and attempts. However Sedition was abolished in Great Britain through the Coroners and Justice Act of 2009. The Sedition Law in India was inserted into IPC[Read More…]

by 02/04/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
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The rush to book people under sedition for plain dissent

A democratically elected government should be pleased when it faces dissent as this tells it what is going wrong with its administration and how to rectify wrongs. Instead, dissent is being handled in an imperial way by the police. Our very own Marie Antoinettes seem to be telling farmers they can’t have gur, but promise chocolates, and ask them to[Read More…]

by 28/03/2021 Comments are Disabled India
The law of Sedition: Endangering the very idea of an inclusive Democracy

The law of Sedition: Endangering the very idea of an inclusive Democracy

Co-Written by Atul and Sandeep Pandey British left India in August 1947 but left many of their draconian laws here as a colonial legacy. Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code 1860, i.e., the law of sedition is one such law. British Government of India had inserted it in the penal code in the late 19th century to curb anti-colonial[Read More…]

by 29/06/2020 Comments are Disabled India
 From freedom fighters in British India to Dissenters in Free India: Face Sedition- Section 124A is the simple answer

 From freedom fighters in British India to Dissenters in Free India: Face Sedition- Section 124A is the simple answer

Recently, Amulya Leona got bail from a Magistrate court after session court had denied her bail however, later, Magistrate court accepted the bail on the basis that Police didn’t file chargesheet within due time and during this she spent around four months in jail. Saroofa Jargar, a youth activist in Delhi has been picked up from her home for her[Read More…]

by 22/06/2020 Comments are Disabled India
The Black Hole of Sedition Law

The Black Hole of Sedition Law

Democracy is established on the foundation of questions, and when there remains a scissor to cut off the questions that the administration feels to be against them, then it does not remain a practical and real democracy. Rather, it becomes either an authoritarian nation, or democracy becomes just a word on a page that can be erased whenever felt as[Read More…]

by 16/04/2020 Comments are Disabled Human Rights