India’s Supreme Court suspends controversial sedition law
12 May 2022 | 2:22 pm
India's top court suspended authorities from charging people with sedition under a controversial colonial-era law. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has been accused of misusing the law to silence critics.
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