HC hasn't stayed circular on sedition, claims Maharashtra govt

 Maharashtra home department on Wednesday claimed that the Bombay High Court had not stayed its controversial circular about the use of section 124-A of Indian Penal Code which deals with the offence of sedition.

Row erupts over Maharashtra govt guidelines on sedition
Row erupts over Maharashtra govt guidelines on sedition

People trying to bring change in government through legal means will not face sedition charge in Maharashtra, but those attempting to bring into "hatred or contempt, dissatisfaction and provoking violence" against the central or state government will be slapped with sedition charges.

Seven booked under sedition in Kishtwar in J&K

 Seven persons were on Saturday arrested on sedition charges for allegedly raising pro-Pakistan, pro- freedom slogans in Kishtwar area of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior police officer said.

Malaysian police release media CEO, editor held under sedition

Police released the publisher of a Malaysian media group and a senior executive on bail on Wednesday, after arresting them for sedition related to a news report published last month, their company`s lawyers said.

Govt cannot charge 'fair criticism' with sedition: Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court has ruled that the government cannot press charges of sedition against what it defined as 'fair criticism', which includes humorous cartoons and caricatures.

Malaysia arrests Anwar's daughter for sedition: Opposition party

Malaysian police have arrested opposition politician Nurul Izzah Anwar, the daughter of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, for sedition over a speech she made in parliament, her party said on Monday.

Hisar court extends Rampal's police remand

A local court on Monday extended the police remand of self-styled godman Rampal, who has been slapped with cases of sedition and murder among others, by seven days.

Top Saudi Shiite cleric sentenced to death for `sedition`: Family

A Saudi court on Wednesday sentenced prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr to death after the one-time anti-government protest leader was convicted of "sedition", his brother and lawyer said.

Student activist found guilty of sedition in Malaysia

 A Malaysian court on Friday sentenced a student activist to 10 months in jail for sedition, with the government increasingly using tough colonial-era legislation to stifle dissent despite promises to repeal the law.

Malaysia teen`s Facebook `like` prompts sedition probe

A Malaysian teenager is being investigated by police for sedition after "liking" a pro-Israel Facebook posting, sparking outrage over perceived growing intolerance in the Muslim-majority country.

Petition filed in court accusing Vaidik of sedition

A complaint was filed in a local court against Ved Pratap Vaidik accusing him of sedition over his meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and his controversial remarks on Jammu and Kashmir.

Saudi court sentences Shi`ite to death for sedition

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced to death a Shi`ite Muslim convicted of sedition, rioting, protesting and robbery in the district of Qatif, home to many of the Sunni kingdom`s minority sect who say they face entrenched discrimination.

UP govt withdraws sedition charges slapped against Kashmiri students

Sedition charges slapped on Kashmiri students in Meerut by Uttar Pradesh Government for allegedly cheering the Pakistani cricket team`s win against India, were dropped evening after voices for the withdrawal of charges grew.

Sedition charges against Kashmiri students uncalled for: Omar Abdullah

Omar Abdullah said that slapping of sedition charges against Kashmiri students in Meerut by Uttar Pradesh Government for cheering Pakistan team during a cricket match that India lost was "unacceptably harsh punishment".

Students should have behaved like sportsmen not politicians: NC leader

Reacting to the FIR lodged against Kashmiri students in Meerut, National Conference (NC) Party leader Mustafa Kamal on Thursday said that what the students had done was wrong as they should have behaved like sportsmen instead of behaving like politicians.

Praise for Pakistan costs Meerut varsity students dear, booked for sedition

The students of Swami Vivekanand Subharti University (SVSU), who were suspended following their alleged anti-national act while celebrating Pakistan`s win over India in a Asia Cup cricket match, now face arrest.

Not only me but thousands booked under Sedition law: Binayak Sen

Activist Binayak Sen, who is out on bail in a sedition case, on Friday indicated that the draconian law is being misused and thousands of people have already become victims of the legislation.

Case filed against JD(U) ministers, DSP for sedition

A case was filed in a local court against JD(U) ministers Bhim Singh and Narendra Singh for alleged sedition for their controversial remarks.

Malaysia charges five more with sedition after polls

Prosecutors filed sedition charges against another five opposition politicians and activists who urged Malaysians to protest what they insist was a fraud-tainted victory by the long-ruling coalition in recent national elections.

Editor of pro-opposition daily arrested in Bangladesh

Bangladesh police on Thursday arrested the editor of the Bengali daily `Amar Desh`, a pro-opposition newspaper, on charges of sedition and inciting religious tension.