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Repeal Sedition Law – Press Release by Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch India: Repeal Sedition Law Prosecutions Used to Silence Political Dissent January 5, 2011 (New York) – The Indian parliament should immediately repeal the colonial-era sedition law, which local authorities are using to silence peaceful political dissent, Human Rights Watch said today. The Indian government should drop sedition cases against prominent activists such [...]

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Contempt of Justice – EPW Editorial

The Economic and Political Weekly, January 1, 2011 Editorial Contempt of Justice The shocking judgment against Binayak Sen and others should lead to a reform of our anachronistic laws. The conviction of Binayak Sen, Piyush Guha and Narayan Sanyal for treason, sedition and helping a banned organisation has shocked almost all observers, whether in the [...]

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A British law scrapped in UK thrives in India

Daily News and Analysis, 30 December 2010 by Antara Dev Sen | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Mahatma Gandhi, accused of sedition by the British Raj, had told the court: “Section 124-A, under which I am happily charged, is perhaps the prince among the political sections of the Indian Penal Code, designed to suppress the [...]

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The loyal, seditious Dr Sen

Hindustan Times by Samar Halarnkar, Mumbai, December 29, 2010 “Take again Section 124-A of the Indian Penal Code. Now so far as I am concerned that particular section is highly objectionable and obnoxious and it should have no place both for practical and historical reasons, if you like, in anv body of laws that we [...]

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“This is a warning to others” Arundhati Roy Commenting on the Verdict Against Binayak Sen on CNN – IBN TV

Never expected a fair verdict: Arundhati Roy – CNN-IBN, 29 December 2010

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