Section 118A of the Kerala Police Act is neither necessary nor conducive to the best democratic traditions of the State, said B G Harindranath, former Law Secretary of Kerala Government.
The Netflix original film is based on the “political” trial of eight activists who were indicted for the conspiracy to cross the state lines to incite riots. The anti-Vietnam war demonstrations took place in Chicago in 1968 at the National Democratic Convention.
"Violence pays for you politically. You can estimate that wherever Advani's Rath Yatra went, there was bloodshed,"All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi MP told media in response to the special CBI court's verdict acquitting all 32 accused Hindu nationalist leaders in the 1992 Babri masjid demolition case.
Sedition is nothing but a political tool that is always used by the governments to create deter in the minds of a critical thinker. A large number of cases of sedition exemplifies the frivolous use of this provision. This law has more cons than pros and has the potential to be misused and therefore, it is necessary that this law should be abolished in India the way it has happened in Britain.
Delhi pogrom and curious case of arrested Muslim youth: Why courts have forgotten ‘Bail is rule, jail is exception’ principle?
The Sessions Court successfully overturned the principle of bail and concluded that “Jail is the Rule, Bail is an Exception”, particularly when the State wants the individuals from the marginalized and vulnerable groups of Indian minorities behind the prisons, as long as the authoritarian State demands.