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Sedition, defamation charges cannot be invoked for criticising govt: SC 6.9.2016 Latest News
The court was hearing a plea seeking the apex court's intervention to address the misuse of section 124 (A) of the IPC
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Sedition cases only against those inciting violence, disorder against state: SC 5.9.2016 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Sep 5 : The Supreme Court on Monday said that sedition cases could only be instituted against people engaged in the acts of inciting violence or creating public disorder against the state, as it declined a PIL seeking direction to the state police chief concerned to pass a reasoned order before a case is registered.
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Sedition cases only against those inciting violence, disorder against state: SC 5.9.2016 All News-IANS Stories
The Supreme Court on Monday said that sedition cases could only be instituted against people engaged in the acts of inciting violence or creating public disorder against the state, as it declined a PIL seeking direction to the state police chief ...
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Sedition cases only against those inciting violence, disorder against state: Supreme Court 5.9.2016 ET: Policy
The top court way back in 1962 in Kedar Nath case had limited the scope of Section 124A by laying down the principles that authorities had to adhere to before filing a sedition case.
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Criticising govt doesn't invoke offence under sedition or defamation: SC 5.9.2016 DNA: Popular News
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 not invoke an offence under sedition or defamation law. We have made it clear that invoking of section 124(A) of IPC (sedition) requires certain guidelines to be followed as per the earlier judgement of the apex court," a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and U U Lalit said while refraining from saying anything further on the issue. The observation came as Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for an NGO, said sedition was a serious offence and the law on it was being grossly misused for stifling dissent. He cited the examples of sedition charges being slapped on agitators protesting against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project and cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, among others. To this, the bench said "we don't have to explain the sedition law. It's already there in the five-judges constitution bench judgement in Kedar Nath ...
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Sedition, defamation charges cannot be invoked for criticism:SC 5.9.2016 deccanherald.com
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 not invoke an offence under sedition or defamation law. We have made it clear that invoking of section 124(A) of IPC (sedition) requires certain guidelines to be followed as per the earlier judgement of the apex court," a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and U U Lalit said while refraining from saying anything further on the issue. The observation came as Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for an NGO, said sedition was a serious offence and the law on it was being grossly misused for stifling dissent. He cited the examples of sedition charges being slapped on agitators protesting against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project and cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, among others. To this, the bench said "we dont have to explain the sedition law. Its already there in the five-judges constitution bench judgement in Kedar Nath Singh ...
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Sedition, defamation charges cannot be invoked for criticism: SC 5.9.2016 newindianexpress.com
The observation came as Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for an NGO, said sedition was a serious offence and the law on it was being grossly misused for stifling dissent.
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Sedition or defamation cases cannot be slapped for criticising govt: Supreme Court 5.9.2016 FirstPost: India

Sedition or defamation cases cannot be slapped on anyone criticising the government, the Supreme Court on Monday said in a clear message.

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Sedition, sedition everywhere: A ready reckoner 26.8.2016 Hindu: Home
Q: What is sedition and how can I qualify for it?A: You cannot qualify; sedition is not like the Olympics, although politicians act as if it is when they attempt to break the previous record they have...
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Supreme Court to hear Kudankulam activist’s ‘sedition’ case 18.8.2016 Hindu: Home
Highlighting sedition as the government’s choice weapon to choke dissent and free speech, Kudankulam anti-nuclear activist Dr. S.P. Udayakumar on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court against the wave of...
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NGO moves SC against misuse of sedition laws 17.8.2016 deccanherald.com
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 scope. NGO Common Cause, along with anti-nuclear activist S P Udayakumar, sought direction for "strict compliance" with the court in its Kedarnath vs State of Bihar (1962) decision. The court had then held only those acts which involved incitement to violence or violence constituted a seditious act under Section 124A of the IPC. "In carrying out arrests and slapping charges, the police and governments have rarely, if ever, respected this restriction. Successive governments have blatantly used Section 124A to stifle the voice of dissent and to further their political goals," the PIL filed by advocate Prashant Bhushan contended. The move comes in the backdrop of the Bengaluru Police registering an FIR against Amnesty International India after anti-India slogans were raised during an event organised by the NGO in ...
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NGO moves SC to curb 'misuse' of sedition law against students, activists 17.8.2016 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Aug 17 : The NGO Common Cause on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking to put an end to the "misuse and misapplication" of the sedition law (Section 124A IPC) by the Centre and state governments against students, journalists and intellectuals engaged in social activism.
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Plea in SC over alleged misuse of sedition law 17.8.2016 Zee News : States
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 activities were being prosecuted on a "routine" basis.
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Plea in SC over alleged misuse of sedition law 17.8.2016 deccanherald.com
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 activities were being prosecuted on a "routine" basis. The petition, which is likely to come up for hearing next week, sought the apex courts intervention to address the "misuse" of section 124 A (sedition) of the IPC contending that such a charge was being framed with a view to "instill fear and scuttle dissent". "There has been an increase in the number of cases of sedition against intellectuals, activists, students, with the latest being the sedition charge on Amnesty India for organising a debate on Kashmir," the plea, filed by NGO Common Cause, said. "In this regard, a petition has been filed to address the misuse and misapplication of Section 124A (sedition law) by the Centre and various State Governments leading to routine persecution of students, journalists and intellectuals engaged in social activism. It ...
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NGO moves SC to curb 'misuse' of sedition law against students, activists 17.8.2016 All News-IANS Stories
The NGO Common Cause on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking to put an end to the "misuse and misapplication" of the sedition law (Section 124A IPC) by the Centre and state governments against students, journalists and intellectuals engaged in ...
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Plea in SC over alleged misuse of sedition law 17.8.2016 newindianexpress.com
A plea was filed in the Supreme Court over alleged misuse of penal law on sedition by the Centre and various states.
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Amnesty case: NGO moves SC against 'misuse' of sedition laws 17.8.2016 Rediff: News
Bengaluru police had slapped sedition charges against Amnesty after an event it had organised on allegations of human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.
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Iron Lady turned away, has no place to stay 10.8.2016 Hindu: News
Many who came forward to support her over the last decade-and-a-half found it a little challenging to accommodate her, after her release.
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Of a doctor caught 'tween an oath and law of the land 22.6.2016 newindianexpress.com
An IP lawyer pens a novel on a doctor’s dilemna.
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‘Govt will face opposition on the streets’ 24.4.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
‘Govt will face opposition on the streets’
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