The Sedition Project
The Sedition Project has a simple objective: to focus on the law of sedition by documenting the cases of people charged with sedition and to campaign for its ultimate repeal. We believe that the law of sedition is totally redundant in India and its continued existence, more than 60 years after the end of the colonial rule that brought it into India, is a measure of both its arrant misuse as well as its continued usefulness to a powerful state intent on curbing all manner of dissent.
Undoubtedly, there is a lot of information and discussion on sedition law in the recent past, given the number of cases that are being lodged against ordinary citizens, social and political activists, lawyers, environmentalists, writers, journalists, cartoonists, singers and students.
We hope to create a hub of resources — from interviews with those charged with sedition as well as with lawyers and activists, judgements and legal commentaries on the law and campaigns and petitions to demand its repeal.
Our effort is at a nascent stage, with a minuscule team of volunteers. Join us and add your voice to the demand to remove sedition from the statute books.