Sedition law has no place in a democratic India: Professor Upendra Baxi on JNU row and murky politics – Firstpost

Eminent Constitutional expert, Professor Upendra Baxi is currently Emeritus Professor of Law in Development, University of Warwick. He has also served as Vice-Chancellor of University of Delhi during the most tumultuous time of Mandal agitation. In a freewheeling chat with Firstpost, Professor Baxi shared his views on issues ranging from article 356, sedition law to […]

Donkey Hot Hai – Parody – Sedition

Storm in JNU: Sankar Sen – Exploring Development

https://expldev.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/storm-in-jnu-sankar-sen/

Sankar Sen is Senior Fellow, Institute of Social Sciences and Former Director General – National Human Rights Commission.

A Syllabus on Sedition | The Wire

Shlachter, a writer and member of the Indian diaspora based in Austin, Texas, decided to a create what he has called the “JNU Distance Learning Sedition Module”. “This syllabus is an attempt at curating some of the more reliable articles, presenting vital counter-narratives, and providing slightly deeper context on some of the issues at play […]

Nandita Haksar interviewed by Prabir Purukayastha on NewsClick

 

Disagree, Don’t Label | The Indian Express

It is not anti-national to denounce a court judgment or ask for azaadi for Kashmir.

Source: Disagree, Don’t Label | The Indian Express

What Passes for Sedition in India – The New York Times

The message is clear: Violence in the name of ultra-nationalism is acceptable. Not even the courts are safe spaces. Challenge the state, or the B.J.P., at your peril.

What Passes for Sedition in India – The New York Times

No Proof Required: Deconstruction of a crime | The Indian Express

Even Surjit Bhalla can understand that “mere words” do not constitute sedition. What’s wrong with this government?

 

Source: No Proof Required: Deconstruction of a crime | The Indian Express

A test of freedom: ‘To be anti-Indian is not a criminal offence, and it is definitely not sedition’ | The Indian Express

Sedition in India is not unconstitutional, it remains an offence only if the words, spoken or written, are accompanied by disorder and violence and/ or incitement to disorder and violence

Source: A test of freedom: ‘To be anti-Indian is not a criminal offence, and it is definitely not sedition’ | The Indian Express

Plan B for free speech | The Indian Express

It is unlikely that Parliament will repeal Section 124A on sedition in a hurry. The way to protect free speech then is to focus on procedural reforms and safeguards that render malicious use more difficult

Source: Plan B for free speech | The Indian Express

Why JNU’s Kanhaiya Kumar Did Not Commit Sedition, And Won’t Get Convicted For It

It is almost certain that Kanhaiya Kumar won’t get convicted for sedition. The president of the students union at Delhi’s left-leaning Jawaharlal Nehru University has been arrested on char

Why JNU’s Kanhaiya Kumar Did Not Commit Sedition, And Won’t Get Convicted For It

Arrest ‘Anti India Elements’ Says Rajnath, So Police Pin ‘Sedition’ on JNUSU Head | The Wire

An event where students chanted slogans against Afzal Guru’s hanging has quickly escalated into a political controversy beyond the campus, with the students’ union president being arrested for sedition.

Source: Arrest ‘Anti India Elements’ Says Rajnath, So Police Pin ‘Sedition’ on JNUSU Head | The Wire