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India: End use of archaic sedition law to curb freedom of expression

Headline Title:  India: End use of archaic sedition law to curb freedom of expression 02 September 2014  The arrest and detention of a 25-year-old man accused of sedition for allegedly disrespecting India’s national symbols is a reminder of how archaic laws continue to be used to curb free speech in India, Amnesty International India said today.   On 20 August 2014, police in Kerala arrested Salman M. for allegedly making catcalls and not standing up when India’s national anthem was being played at a cinema two days earlier. He was accused of sedition, insulting…

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