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Citizen, nation, sedition

Sedition law isn't just a colonial hangover. It's a convenient weapon for under-performing governments to conflate themselves with the nation and use against critics

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sedition | sedition law | Citizenship

Shekhar Gupta  |  New Delhi 



Shekhar Gupta

The law of is a remnant of the colonial times, does India need it 75 years after Independence — this is the question Chief Justice of India N V Ramana asked the Modi government’s Attorney General Thursday. The question was both substantive and rhetorical. Here’s why it isn’t the nub of the issue.

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First Published: Sat, July 17 2021. 09:10 IST

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