Three years after the filing of the FIR , the police has filed the charge sheet against Kanhaiya Kumar and the others of the JNU .They have been charged with violating s 124 A *of the I.P.C. .S 124A criminalises creating ‘disaffection ‘ towards the government established by law in India .One is guilty of violating this law if he creates ‘disaffection towards the government’ by speech, writing , signs or in any other way .Anyone guilty of this offence may be imprisoned for life .
However , the charge-sheet against the accused alleges that they raised ‘anti-national slogans ‘.Let us accept this allegation as true for a while and then decide whether it is an offence under s 124A .Slogans like ‘Pakistan Jindabad’, Bharat Tere Tukade honge ‘ or in favour of Afzal Guru can by no stretch of imagination can be said to create ‘disaffection ‘ towards the government in India .The Modi government knows it and yet implicates innocent persons under this law .The government is also aware that the Supreme Court has held that unless the effort to create disaffection is accompanied by violence , the mere speech, signs , writing etc.do not attract s 124A i.e. it is not seditious ( not an act of sedition ) .Why does the government charge innocent persons with sedition when the charge cannot be proved and they are bound to be acquitted ? Because by the time , they are acquitted , they would have spent several years in jail .The innocent victims suffer incarceration for years , and their families suffer both emotionally and financially . However , those guilty of deliberately victimising the innocent lose nothing , not even their sleep because they are without either morality or humanity .
And the government ( regardless of the party in power ) does not care because they believe that the educated of the country are no better.
* “124-A .Sedition – Whoever, by words either spoken or written , or by signs , or by visible representation , or otherwise , brings or attempts to bring into hatred or contempt , or excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards the government established by law in India shall be punished with imprisonment for life to which fine may be added , or with imprisonment which may extend to three years to which fine may be added or with fine ,”
Please judge for yourself if shouting Pakistan Jindabad , Bharat Tere Tukade Honge or Afzal Zindabad etc. are acts directed to create disaffection towards the government .
+ Sedition means ‘Raj Droh ‘ not Desh Droh ‘. S124 A pertains to Raj Droh ‘and not Desh Droh .
P.S. It is the duty of every patriotic citizen of the country to speak against wrong acts of any government including the one s/he has voted for and supports .To a patriot , the country comes before the government .