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Criticising govt doesn't invoke offence under sedition or defamation: SC

Sedition or defamation cases cannot be slapped on anyone criticising the government, the Supreme Court on Monday said in a clear message. "Someone making a statement to criticise the government does..

Sedition, defamation charges cannot be invoked for criticism:SC

*Sedition or defamation cases cannot be slapped on anyone criticising the government, the Supreme Court today said in a clear message.* "Someone making a statement to criticise the government does..
Deccan Herald

NGO moves SC against misuse of sedition laws

*A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court over the "blatant" misuse of sedition laws by successive governments, despite an apex court ruling narrowing down its..
Deccan Herald

Plea in SC over alleged misuse of sedition law

* A plea was filed in the Supreme Court today over alleged misuse of penal law on sedition by the Centre and various states, claiming that students, scribes and intellectuals involved in social..
Deccan Herald

Is government going easy on cults for political gains?

With the administration dithering to take any action against them time and again, several quarters are now alleging that groups such as Netaji cult in Mathura or Sati Pati cult in Gujarat were being..

Aseem Trivedi on Tanmay Bhat controversy

It doesn't matter to anyone outside India whether you joke about a Bharat Ratna but it certainly makes an impact globally when a cartoonist or comedian in India gets arrested for their work.

Chhattisgarh: Protest against journalists’ arrest, CM to meet media delegation

Monday’s protest came after a campaign against the arrests, with cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and several parties also supporting it.
Indian Express

Withdrawing circular on sedition 'a big step towards free speech': Aseem Trivedi

Kanpur-based cartoonist Aseem Trivedi on Tuesday welcomed the Maharashtra Government's decision of withdrawing its controversial circular on sedition, saying that it was big step towards free speech.
IndiaTimes Also reported by •newKerala.comANI News

Withdrawal of sedition circular by Maharashtra govt victory of democracy: Opposition

Opposition Congress and NCP on Tuesday termed the withdrawal of the controversial sedition circular by Maharashtra government as a victory of the democracy. Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said..

Maharashtra withdraws circular on sedition

*Amid mounting pressure by Opposition parties, criticism by mediapersons, writers and intellectuals, the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra has withdrawn its controversial August 27 circular..
Deccan Herald

Have withdrawn controversial circular on sedition: Maharashtra Govt to HC

The Maharashtra government today informed the Bombay High Court that it has withdrawn its controversial circular issued on August 27 to prevent misuse of section 124-A of IPC which deals with..
Mid-Day Also reported by •Deccan Herald

Facing flak, Maha withdraws controversial sedition circular

*Under attack from opposition and activists, the Maharashtra government has withdrawn its controversial circular on sedition law, which was seen as an instrument aimed at stifling criticism and..
Deccan Herald

HC extends order asking Maharashtra govt not to act on sedition circular

*Mumbai*: The Bombay High today extended its interim order restraining Maharashtra government from acting on its controversial circular issued to prevent misuse of IPC section 124-A which deals with..

HC hasn't stayed circular on sedition, claims Maharashtra govt

*Mumbai:* Maharashtra home department today claimed that the Bombay High Court had not stayed its controversial circular about the use of section 124-A of Indian Penal Code which deals with the offence..

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