Opinion

History of sedition

Print edition : September 16, 2016

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad activists protesting outside the Amnesty International office in New Delhi on August 17 against an event organised by it in Bengaluru to highlight the human rights atrocities in Kashmir, at which anti-India slogans were apparently raised. Photo: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP

Kanhaiya Kumar, president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union. A case of sedition was filed against him early this year for allegedly raising anti-India slogans on the campus. Photo: Nagara Gopal

It is only when a speech incites others to commit acts of insurrection, rebellion or public disorder that it can be considered as constituting the offence of sedition.
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