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Citizenship Bill: Sedition charges against Sahitya Akademi awardee Hiren Gohain, scribe

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Sedition charges have been brought against awardee Assamese litterateur Dr Hiren Gohain, and in on Thursday, police said, as protests continue in the state against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Police suo motu registered a case at the station here under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code -- including 124(A) that deals with charges of sedition, 120 (B) dealing with criminal conspiracy, told reporters here.

"A case has been registered against them. I am investigating what they spoke during a Nagarik Samaj meeting here on January 7," Kumar said.

The three are part of a group -- 'Nagarik Samaj' -- which is protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 15:10 IST