Keyword : Sedition

Sedition law: a primer

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), where I spent a decade studying and researching hi

Mental block in North Block

2014 – ghar wapsi; 2015 – cow slaughtering; 2016 – anti-nationalism. This has been the year-wise growth in India under the slogan of ‘achche din’. With the trampling o

JNU row: Books, ideas and azaadi

I first entered JNU in July 1997, weeks before India celebrated its fiftieth year of azaadi. Like most freshers, I was overawed by JNU’s sylvan sprawl, its honeycomb of red-brick buildings, i

Kuldip Nayar on JNU row: Let pluralism survive

On their way to independence, the Muhammad Ali Jinnah-led Muslim League chose to create a separate nation on the basis of religion. While Pakistan was conceived under the two-nation theory as a hom

On JNU, North Block has a mental block

2014 – ghar wapsi; 2015 – cow slaughtering; 2016 – anti-nationalism. This has been the year-wise growth in India under the slogan of ‘achche din’. With the trampling o

‘People’s hero is born!’: Kanhaiya overwhelms twitterati

Kanhaiya Kumar has captured the imagination of many with his measured, calm and yet witty words during his speech Thursday night and the press conference on Friday. He was ‘trending’ on

Letter to my daughter: Why JNU matters

Dear daughter, You asked me about the JNU episode the other day. For

Nationalism and its discontents

Here is an anecdote of 2007 vintage. A well researched book on the history of Gujarat’s maritime trade with central Asia was being released. The small audience in the hall was largely made up

Why Nehru would not have taken sides in the JNU debate

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has always been a bastion of the left. Decades ago, people in power saw to it that JNU moved on the left beat. Recently, JNU students (and possibly some unidentifi

Delhi HC order on Kanhaiya`s bail: Not in order

On March 2, the Delhi high court granted bail to Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case registered against him in connection with a function o

Tele-jingoism: JNU coverage calls for media regulation

On the afternoon of February 25, outside the Allahabad district court, a mob of more than 200 people including men wearing black robes of the lawyer’s uniform attacked a peaceful dharna by th

"I have made sedition my dharma"

 SPEECH AT BORSAD March 18, 1930   At one time I was wholly loyal to the Empire and taught others to be loyal. I sang "God Save the King" with

We should feel proud to say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’: Sahasrabuddhe

In an attack on communists, BJP national vice president, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe called them self-proclaimed custodians of intellectualism, and said that we should feel proud to say ‘Bharat Mata

JNU, University of Hyderabad are best universities in the country: Survey

The Jawaharlal Nehru University and the University of Hyderabad, two universities which have made headlines on the issue of nationalism, are the best universities in the country, according to

Being anti-national

Of late, we’ve been hearing a lot about the charges of sedition, anti-nationalism, anti-democratic, being levelled against the students of JNU commemorating Afzal Guru and Yakub Memon. The qu

Nationalism, sedition, free speech and more

  Former chief justice of the Delhi high court, justice Ajit Prakash Shah, has batted for free speech, expressed concern over sedition charges against JNU students, and said that



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