Explained: What Tilak, Gandhi, Nehru said about IPC Section 124A, the law on sedition

On Wednesday (May 11), the Supreme Court stayed all pending trials, appeals, and proceedings relating to Section 124A, which deals with the charge of sedition, until the Union government completes its exercise to review the colonial era provision. The court is hearing a batch of petition to strike down the law, which was used by … Read more

Bommai interview: ‘Halal or azaan, orders issued in Cong rule. It is not ready to obey own orders… I am following rule of law’

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who met top BJP leaders in the national capital Wednesday, said he has left the decision over the timing of the much-awaited expansion of his Cabinet on the party leadership. In the course of a wide-ranging interview with The Indian Express, Bommai denied that there was an atmosphere of fear … Read more

Explained: What is FCRA, the law related to NGO funding which certain MHA officials are accused of violating?

The CBI on Tuesday (May 10) carried out searches at 40 places and questioned six officials of the Foreigners Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for allegedly accepting bribes to give clearances under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010 to certain NGOs. A CBI spokesperson said the operation was conducted “to nab … Read more

What is sedition law?

The Supreme Court Wednesday directed the Center and states to keep in abeyance all pending trials, appeals, and proceedings with respect to the charge framed under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which deals with the offence of sedition, till the central government completes the promised exercise to reconsider and re-examine the provision. … Read more

SC gives Center 24 hours to decide on pending sedition law case

India oi-Vicky Nanjappa | Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 15:53 [IST] New Delhi, May 10: The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the Center 24 hours to inform it whether it will issue instructions to all states and Union Territories to keep the sedition cases in abeyance till the government reviews Section 124A of the Indian … Read more

Daily Briefing: Highway drama over Delhi BJP leader Tajinder Bagga’s arrest; Why state govts love the sedition law

From A political slugfest between the AAP and BJP over the arrest of BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, to why China’s decision to postpone the Asian Games has thrown the 2023 sports schedule into disarray – here are the top stories from today’s schedule. Big Story In an operation that pitted Punjab Police against … Read more

Social media posts to texts, why all parties love the sedition law

FROM AN editorial linked to a government hoarding to remarks against the Prime Minister in a pre-poll speech, from a video clip with disputed audio to a message on a housing society WhatsApp group — all of these have been booked for sedition under the draconian IPC section 124A for offences punishable with imprisonment upto … Read more

Models have been exploited forever. Can a law change anything?

On Monday night, the fashion world will gather for the Met Gala, the annual ritual of celebrity opulence that our current social revolution has not yet harpooned. The theme this year is the evolution of American style, an exploration not only of the work of historically significant designers like Charles James and Halston but also … Read more