Uproar after Modi critic quits top Indian university

Asia Pacific / Politics Mar 21, 2021

Uproar after Modi critic quits top Indian university

The resignation of one of India's most prominent intellectuals and a fierce government critic from a top university has sparked student protests and worries about freedom of speech in the world's biggest democracy. Pratap Bhanu Mehta, a respected scholar on political theory and constitutional law, ...

India wields colonial-era sedition law to detain farm protesters

Asia Pacific Feb 22, 2021

India wields colonial-era sedition law to detain farm protesters

In its struggle to quell unrelenting farmer protests, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration is using a colonial-era sedition law that has been used to lock up dissidents often without bail while they await trial — sometimes for years. Delhi police this month arrested Disha Ravi, ...