Sedition cases in India: What data says
NCRB data suggests that the number of sedition cases has increased in recent years as police in certain states clamp down on protesters
Last week, a 14-year girl stood up on a stage in Bangalore and began a speech with the words “Pakistan Zindabad". She was promptly arrested. Earlier this month, in Kashmir, three students were arrested for raising pro-Pakistan slogans. In both these cases and other similar cases, the police have made arrests on the grounds of sedition and reignited the debate around India’s sedition law. And the latest data suggest that this law remains as relevant as ever with sedition arrests increasing in recent years.