Government is misusing sedition law: Sibal

Kapil Sibal

New Delhi, Jan 16: Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of misusing the sedition law just to keep citizens in check.

“There is no need for a sedition law in today’s times, it is a colonial law”, Sibal told news agency ANI.

“Many who merely speak or tweet against the Government have sedition charges imposed against them, it is being misused by Centre just to keep citizens in check”, he added.

On Monday, the Delhi Police filed a chargesheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru Universtiy Students’ Union (JNSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and student activists including Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya on sedition charges pertaining to events that are said to have happened in February 2016.


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