Sedition law: an imperial legacy, and a weapon of intimidation and subjugation by the regime
Drawing by Arun Ferreira
The Leaflet / by Tushar Gandhi
On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, TUSHAR GANDHI relies on Mahatma Gandhi’s defence during his 1992 sedition trial to make a case for the abrogation of the colonial-era law, as well as similar other laws that are used to stifle citizens’ democratic rights…
The Bhima Koregaon case is another case of blatant intimidation and punishment of dissent, a democratic right of citizens, in which intellectuals have been arrested and charged, and are being prosecuted.
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● Seventeen proposed charges by NIA against accused (Bar & Bench / Aug 22, 2021)
● National Call: Defend Right to Dissent, Repeal Sedition Law, UAPA and Repressive State Laws (July 2021)