October 2021 | Vol. LIX No. 27 |  Regular

Sedition Law Prone to Misuse

   

Roadblock between Turkey and US After a few months when there was less tension and more warmth in relations between Ankara and Washington, statements of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
By DR SABA TAJ Female foeticide is killing (abortion) of female foetus inside the womb, by using illegal methods. The data of female foeticide is shocking and it needs strict...
When we gained our freedom, we finally decided that India would follow the path of non-violence, justice and humanitarian values. On October 2 this year, we remembered Mahatma Gandhi, paid...
Leaders of different religions have formed a religious front ‘Dharmik Jan Morcha’ in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh to promote mutual love, brotherhood and amity among people of all faiths. The announcement...
Sedition law has become a handy tool to silence dissent By Abdul Bari Masoud The country has witnessed dramatic jump in charging a person with the offence of sedition since...
By Soroor Ahmed One does not need a colonial power or a democratically-elected government or political opponent to level charge of anti-national or sedition. Nowadays such allegations can be hurled...
By Fawaz Shaheen We have recently observed the 20th anniversary of the ‘crime of New York’, the terrorist attack of 9/11 that led to the inauguration of a War on...
Arshad Shaikh examines how the sedition law in India, a relic of our colonial past, is prone to misuse by authoritarian governments. The word sedition can be traced from its...