Dissent cannot be sedition. The expression of a view which is a dissent from a decision taken by the central government itself cannot be said to be seditious.
That’s the Supreme Court upholding the right to free speech in a petition filed against Kashmir leader Farooq Abdullah—who was accused of saying that he would seek China’s help to restore Article 370. The court also pointed out that the petitioners had not cited any statement made by Abdullah, but instead BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra’s claim about this alleged statement. What we find most striking: This petition based on second-hand sources made it to the Supreme Court.
Dubai’s royal household of horrors
The TLDR: By popular request from our subscribers, here’s an explainer on wtf is going on with the ruler of Dubai—who has allegedly abducted and imprisoned two of his daughters, and tried to do the same with his sixth wife, Haya, who fled to the UK. And yes, there is an India angle that involves the government, Sonia Gandhi and an arms middleman called Christian Michel.
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