100 Farmers Face Sedition Case in Haryana

Friday, July 16, 2021

/ by mansuralisaha

 The News Cover: For a year, farmers have been protesting against three farm laws. Several rounds of talks between the farmers and the government have remained inconclusive. In Haryana's Sirsa district on 11 July, farmers were protesting against the BJP Government. The farmers allegedly attacked the vehicle of Deputy Speaker Ranbir Gangwa during the protest. The Police in Haryana have now filed a FIR case under Section 124A of IPC. 

The charges are of sedition against the government and an attempt to murder. Surprisingly a day before this, on 10 July, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana had said Section 124A was made during the British Raj. It was intended to stop people like Gandhiji and other freedom fighters from protesting against the government. After independence, the laws have been misused to stop people from voicing their opinions. 

The CJI questioned the need for such a law in 2021. Two farmer leaders Harcharan Singh and Prahlad Singh - were among those named in the FIR and 5 people were arrested. Samyukt Kisan Morcha slammed the charges, calling them cooked up and vowing to contest them in court.

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