Public curiosity litigation dismissed in Supreme Court for treason over Bidar faculty drama

by Jeremy Spirogis
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The Supreme Court has refused to listen to a PIL searching for course to quash the FIR of sedition in opposition to a faculty in Bidar, Karnataka, a trainer and a widowed mom. An FIR was lodged to stage a play criticizing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the National Population Register (NPR) and the National Civil Register (NRC).

Staged on republic day

An FIR has been registered in opposition to the principal of the college and the mom of a scholar who participated within the play. The college students staged the play on Republic Day on 26 January this yr. <! –

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                 Justice A. A two-judge bench headed by M. Khanwilkar mentioned that we reject this petition. The petition was filed by social activist Yogita Bhayana by way of her lawyer Utsav Bains. The petition demanded the Supreme Court to supply a mechanism to stop misuse of the sedition legislation by governments.

Court mentioned – If any social gathering comes, we are going to hear

On behalf of the petitioner, Bains mentioned {that a} guideline must be issued in case of sedition legislation. He claimed that the legal guidelines associated to this had been being misused. Justice Khanwilkar questioned whether or not you’re a social gathering to the case. If any social gathering comes on this case, the court docket will hear it.

CAA, NRC was criticized

The PIL filed beneath Article 32 of the Constitution demanded that the defendant Central Government and the Government of Karnataka be directed to quash the registered FIR in opposition to the college administration, trainer and widowed mom of a scholar. An FIR was lodged to stage a play criticizing the CAA, NRC and NPR.

Police accused of questioning college students in uniform

The petition mentioned that the principal of the college has mentioned that he doesn’t know what the FIR has been lodged in opposition to the college. The petitioner quoted the principal as saying that the police additionally questioned the scholars. Videos and images of the scholars questioned by the police went viral on social media. It was severely criticized. According to the principal, the police as soon as questioned the scholars in uniform. The youngster welfare officer was additionally not current at the moment. However, the police denied this cost.

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