Sedition laws, colonial legacy and possibilities of dialouge

20 February 2016

The Straits Times

In an article contribution by Prof Dutta, Provost’s Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Communications and New Media, discussed the Sedition Act in India in relation to the most recent crackdown on student protests at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He noted that the Act works as an instrument for stifling ideas and for silencing the questioning of policies. He opined that to cultivate its spirit of pluralism, India must begin by starting to undo some of the regressive elements of the Indian penal code.

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