NATUC has said that it will file an application in the courts, challenging the legislation, while the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) in a statement called for the Sedition
Act to be repealed after claiming it was being used by the State to constrain free speech and could potentially criminalise journalists and all citizens.
Apart from sedition
, the respondents, mostly from the political opposition, were also charged with libel, cyberlibel, estafa, harboring a criminal and obstruction of justice.
Mujahid reportedly said he is hopeful that by this year, a hate speech element will be included in the Sedition
Act and the Commission of National Harmony and Reconciliation would be set up.
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The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) earlier said it has legal authority to assist law enforcers in preparing the sedition
complaint filed against Robredo and 34 others following allegations made by "Bikoy", the man behind the videos.
It might be that the sedition
case against Vice President Leni Robredo and her co-respondents is the Salonga case all over again merely on the basis of what sedition
is or is not all about.
Police had registered a case under section 124(A) of IPC (sedition
) against Vaiko for the speech he made while releasing his book "Naan Kutram Sattugiren,"(I am Making the Accusation) in 2009.
On being asked whether the government is mulling to scrap sedition
law, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai, in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, said: "There is no proposal to scrap the provision under the IPC dealing with the offence of sedition
King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa has said he instructed security agencies to deal "firmly" with cyber propagators of sedition
and abusers of social media.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League in a statement also denounced the sedition
charges against Kashmiri students pursuing studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi.
KARACHI -- The Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) woman lawmaker Sarwat Fatima demanded immediate release of their chief Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi and other leaders who have been implicated in sedition
and terrorism cases.
LAHORE -- A sessions court of Lahore reserved its verdict on Saturday on a petition seeking registration of a sedition
case against Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the central leader of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).
ISLAMABAD -- Hundreds of students at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) held a silent protest march demanding the withdrawal of a sedition
case against three Kashmiri students.
NEW DELHI -- Kashmiris studying in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have threatened to leave for their homes on Oct 17, if the sedition
charges against three of them are not dropped, The HinAdustan Times reported on Sunday.
KHAIRPUR -- Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) Khairpur issued non bailable warrants against Altaf Hussain MQM London leader in Sedition
case on Saturday.