Sunday, April 14, 2024

Topic: Sedition

“His speeches were so powerful…”: Delhi court says while denying bail to Sharjeel Imam

A Delhi court on Saturday denied bail to Muslim activist and JNU research scholar Sharjeel Imam in connection with the 2020 Delhi pogrom case involving allegations of sedition, noting that “although the applicant did not ask anybody to pick weapons and kill the people but his speeches and activities mobilised the public which disrupted the city and might be the main reason in outbreak of the riots.”

Karnataka HC quashes Sedition charges against Shaheen School over students’ play against CAA

Karnataka High Court has quashed Sedition case against Shaheen School international in Bidar. The case was filed by then BJP government alleging that a play staged by class 4, 5 and 6 students against CAA in 2020 was communal in nature and had slogans against PM Narendra Modi.

Delhi HC seeks police stand on Sharjeel Imam’s plea against addition of sedition charge

The Delhi High Court on Friday asked Delhi Police to respond to jailed Muslim activist Sharjeel Imam’s plea seeking the dismissal of a supplementary chargesheet that introduced charges of sedition and ‘hate speech’ in a case related to his anti-CAA speech delivered at Jamia Millia Islamia in December 2019.

Law Commission says Sedition should be retained, suggests punishment upto life imprisonment

The Law Commission of India has recommended against the total repeal of Sedition law (Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code) and has instead proposed that the provision be retained with certain amendments.

Delhi LG gives sanction to prosecute Shehla Rashid for her tweets on Indian Army

Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has given sanction to prosecute student activist Shehla Rashid in a 2019 sedition case related to her tweets about the Indian Army.

Kerala HC stays sedition case against Lakshadweep filmmaker Aisha Sultana

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday temporarily stayed the sedition proceedings stemming from the First Information Report (FIR) registered against filmmaker Aisha Sultana in 2021 by the Lakshadweep Police.