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Police escort three Kashmiri students facing sedition charges as leave after being produced at a Hubli court. The trio, students of a private engineering college, were arrested on Saturday for raising pro-Pakistan slogans and posting it on social media on the first anniversary of the terrorist attack that left scores of CRPF soldiers dead at Pulwama in Kashmir.

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MDMK General Secretary Vaiko at the special court, in Chennai. Vaiko was convicted of sedition by a special court in Chennai for a speech he made in 2009 against the Union government and sentenced him to one-year imprisonment.

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Wangkhem’s wife Ranjita

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JNU’s Kanhaiya Kumar waxes defiant after getting bail. He was charged with ‘unpatriotic’ sedition

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S.A.R. Geelani

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar being hugged by students after reaching the JNU campus upon his release on bail, in New Delhi.

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar addresses students after reaching the JNU campus upon his release on bail, in New Delhi.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University students celebrate after Delhi High Court granted bail to JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar at Parliament Street in New Delhi.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University students celebrate after Delhi High Court granted bail to JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar at Parliament Street in New Delhi.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University students celebrate after Delhi High Court granted bail to JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar at the JNU campus in New Delhi.

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Artist from Sangwari Theater Group performs at JNU campus in New Delhi.

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CPI activists during a torch parade demanding the release of JNU student Kanhaiya Kumar arrested over alleged sedition, at Chikmagalurin Karnataka.

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Students, teachers and others listen to a teacher during a protest against the arrest of a student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar of New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University, in Bangalore.

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Students, teachers and supporters of left parties protest against the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar from Jawaharlal Nehru University outside Jadavpur University campus in Kolkata.

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A member of National Students Union of India is detained by police during a protest by them in support of student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, in New Delhi.

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Bajrang Dal activists staging a protest against alleged anti-national activities at JNU at Azad Maidan in Mumbai.

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Members of ABVP staging a protest against recent incident of alleged anti-national activist at JNU, near Raj Bhawan in Ranchi.

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A lawyer shouts slogans at Patiala House Courts where JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar was being produced in New Delhi.

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on charges of sedition, being produced at Patiala House Courts in New Delhi.

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Members of ABVP staging a protest march against recent incident of alleged anti-national activist at the JNU, near Raj Bhawan in Ranchi.

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Former Delhi University professor SAR Geelani being taken to Patiala House Courts from Parliament Street Police Station in New Delhi. Geelani has been arrested on sedition and other charges for allegedly organising an event in support of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

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Convener of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samitee (PAAS) Hardik Patel being produced at a Metro Court in Ahemdabad, Gujarat.

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Convener of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, Hardik Patel is taken to the court in Surat , Gujarat.

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Lenin Kumar For publishing Dharma Namare Kandhamalare Raktanadi (Kandhamal’s River of Blood in the Name of Religion) in December 2008

Kamlesh Painkra One of the first journalists to write about human rights violations by the Salwa Judum, the govt-sponsored militia in Chhattisgarh

67 Kashmiri students Booked in Meerut for supporting the Pakistani cricket team during a match with India

Laxman Choudhury Journalist in Gajapati district in Orissa who wrote reports on the police-drug mafia nexus in the area

Bharat Desai & others For questioning a police commissioner’s alleged links with the underworld and quid-pro-quo for his promotion

Ashis Nandy In 2008, Gujarat govt filed a sedition case against him and the editor for his column on the communal situation in the state

Noor Mohd Bhat Lecturer in Kashmir charged in 2010 for asking students to translate a passage from Urdu into English on chaotic situation in Valley

Koodankulam Cases filed against three names and scores of unnamed people for protesting against the nuclear power project in Tamil Nadu

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Prakash Ram Uttarakhand farmer arrested in 2004 as ‘Maoist’. Acquitted in 2010 after court was convinced he had no idea of the movement.

Arundhati Roy, Varvara Rao and S.A.S. Geelani Sedition case filed in November 2010 for speaking in favour of a referendum in Kashmir

Aseem Trivedi Arrested in Mumbai in 2012 for drawing cartoons that changed lions in the national emblem to jackals

Sudhir Dhawale, 46, Activist against atrocities on Dalits, Byculla, Mumbai

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Sangram Mohanty 34, Businessman and political activist, Brahmapur, Orissa

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Piyush Sethia 39, Environmentalist and human rights activist, Salem, Tamil Nadu

Three among the dozens of Kashmiri students expelled from their university from left, Gulzar Ahmed, Muteebul Majid, and Aijaz Bhat, speak to journalists in Srinagar. Dozens of Kashmiri students were expelled from their university and threatened with sedition charges because they cheered for the Pakistani cricket team during a cricket match against India.

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Kanpur-based cartoonist ASEEM TRIVEDI who was arrested and charged with sedition for a series of loaded anti-corruption toons, gets bail from Bombay HC amid high drama and media uproar.

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Civil Rights activist Binayak Sen greets Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi who had been arrested on charges of sedition as he arrives for a press conference after he was released on bail in Mumbai.

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Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi (C), who was arrested on sedition charges, speaks as he comes out of the Arthur Road Jail after his release in Mumbai.

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Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, second from left, exits Arthur jail after he was released on bail in Mumbai.

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Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, second from left, speaks after he was released on bail in Mumbai. Trivedi, whose drawings mocked corruption in the Indian government, was jailed on sedition charges in an arrest that was widely condemned Monday as evidence of political leaders' increasing intolerance of criticism.

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A policeman tries to stop activists of India Against Corruption protesting the arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, outside Arthur jail where he is being held, in Mumbai.

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An activist of India Against Corruption shouts slogans protesting the arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, outside Arthur jail where he is being held, in Mumbai.

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An activist of India Against Corruption, center, holding an empty plastic bottle, shouts slogans while protesting the arrest of political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, outside Arthur jail where he is being held, in Mumbai.

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Activists of India Against Corruption (IAC) shout slogans during a protest against the arrest of political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi on charges of sedition outside a court in Mumbai.

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Arrested cartoonist Aseem Trivedi's father Ashok Trivedi and mother Pratibha Trivedi along with others holding a protest against their son's arrest on charges of sedition in Kanpur.

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Policemen escort political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi to a court in Mumbai. Trivedi whose drawings mock Indian government's corruption has been jailed on a sedition charge. His arrest has been widely condemned as evidence of political leaders' increasing intolerance of criticism.

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Kanpur-based cartoonist Aseem Trivedi arrested on charges of posting seditious contents on his website being produced at court in Mumbai.

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A Mumbai Court remanded anti-corruption cartoonist and free speech campaigner Aseem Trivedi to police custody till September 16 for allegedly making cartoons that insult India's flag, Parliament and the national emblem, although Trivedi explained that the cartoons intended to display the insult to the nation that is being done by politicians, and do not seek to insult national symbols in any way.

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File photo of Civil rights activist Binayak Sen flashing the victory sign outside the jail in Raipur, Chhattisgarh in May 2009. The Supreme Court today granted bail to Sen, who had been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by a Chhattisgarh court for helping Naxalites to setup a network.

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Civil rights activist Binayak Sen's wife Ilina and daughter Aparajita outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi. The apex court granted bail to Sen, who had been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by a Chhattisgarh court for helping Naxalites to setup a network.

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Christian activists light candles during a rally demanding release of rights activist Binayak Sen, sentenced to life for sedition, in New Delhi.

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Civil rights activist Binayak Sen at Raipur district court. Binayak Sen, Naxal ideologue Narayan Sanyal and Kolkata businessman Piyush Guha were today convicted for sedition and sentenced to life imprisonment for colluding with Maoists to establish a network to fight the state.

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Anoma Fonseka, wife of the Sri Lanka's defeated presidential candidate and former military chief Gen. Sarath Fonseka, participates in a protest demanding his immediate release in Colombo, Sri Lanka. After President Mahinda Rajapaksa won, the military arrested Fonseka for alleged sedition.

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Tuesday 14 JuneFollowing a complaint from the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), veteran Akali leader Simranjit Singh Mann was arrested by the Punjab Police from Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Sangrur on charges of sedition. On the 21st anniversary of Operation Bluestar on June 6, Mann had allegedly raised slogans and brandished swords demanding "Khalistan" before the Akal Takht. A similar case was registered against the radical leader on June 13 for "tempting" Sikhs to raise demand of freedom during the religious function organised at the headquarters of Damdami Taksal at Chowk Mehta, Majitha. Mann had also admitted that he had helped militant leader Jairnail Singh Bhindranwale and his men by distributing arms while he was posted in Faridkot as a Senior Superintendent of Police in the early 1980s.

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MDMK leader Vaiko who was arrested on charges of sedition, comes out of a local court after being released in Chennai.

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