Among cardinal sedition cases that are inactive successful the proceedings signifier successful Karnataka are those of Amulya Leona Noronha, a 19-year-old pupil arrested successful 2020 during a code to reason the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 3 Kashmiri students who got into a combat with assemblage mates implicit societal media posts aft the Pulwama incidental successful 2019, and Mehdi Masroor Biswas, an relation of a pro-ISIS societal media grip successful 2014.
The sedition clause has besides been invoked successful 2 panic recruitment and radicalisation cases from 2012 and 2020 registered successful Bengaluru. All cases different than that of the pupil activistic Noronha besides impact the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), which is utilized successful coercion cases.
Here are the cardinal cases nether proceedings successful Karnataka wherever the sedition clause has been invoked:
Amulya Leona Noronha
Bengaluru: President of the AlI India MIM Asaduddin Owaisi attempts to halt an unidentified pistillate who allegedly raised pro-Pakistan slogans during a protestation against CAA, NRC and NPR successful Bengaluru, Thursday, Feb.20, 2020. (PTI)
Nineteen-year-old assemblage pupil Amulya Leona Noronha, who was often invited to anti-CAA rallies to present speeches, was arrested connected February 20, 2020 earlier she could implicit a code which featured chants of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’. She was charged with sedition and promoting enmity betwixt groups by the Bengaluru constabulary though her friends said she was trying to convey a connection of cosmopolitan humanity by chanting ‘zindabad’ successful the sanction of each nations, including Hindustan, which she had often conveyed successful societal media posts arsenic good since she was a 16-year-old precocious schoolhouse student. Noronha was granted bail successful June 2020. The lawsuit against her is inactive nether trial. Apart from sedition, she is accused nether IPC Sections 153(A) (promoting enmity) and 505 (2) (public mischief).
Kashmiri nursing students Haris Manzoor, Gowhar Mushtaq and Zaqir Maqbool
A ailment was filed by the main of Spurthy College of Nursing against the 3 students from 2 antithetic colleges for an alleged combat that happened successful the hostel implicit pro-Indian Army and anti-Indian Army messages posted connected Facebook aft the Pulwama onslaught by 2 sets of students. The Kashmiri students person been accused of attacking a pupil successful the hostel. The Suryanagar constabulary successful Anekal taluk of Bangalore Rural territory registered a lawsuit nether Section 13 of UAPA for supporting an unlawful enactment and nether IPC Sections 124 A for sedition, Section 153 A for promoting enmity betwixt groups, Section 323 for voluntarily causing wounded and Section 504 for provoking breach of peace. The Kashmiri students aboriginal obtained bail. The lawsuit is inactive nether trial.
Mehdi Masroor Biswas, relation of a pro-ISIS Twitter handle
Mehdi Masroor Biswas was arrested from his one-room rented flat successful Jalahalli, Bangalore, connected December 13 l2014.
Mehdi Masroor Biswas, primitively from West Bengal, was arrested by the Bengaluru constabulary connected December 13, 2014 aft UK’s Channel 4 identified him arsenic the relation of a pro-IS Twitter handle. At the clip of his arrest, helium was moving arsenic an enforcement astatine a multinational nutrient company. He was initially booked nether Section 125 of the IPC for “waging warfare against immoderate Asiatic Power successful confederation with the Government of India” and nether Section 39 of UAPA for supporting a violent organisation. He has besides been booked for sedition. The lawsuit is inactive nether trial.