India’s sedition law used to muffle dissent

Published on February 19, 2021 by

For more than two and a half months, hundreds of thousands of farmers in India have been protesting against new agricultural laws passed last year.
They’ve drawn global attention, and the government’s handling of dissent has become a grave cause for concern.
Activists and journalists are being charged with serious offences and there have been internet shutdowns at protest sites.
The government says it’s reacted with utmost restraint, but critics say democracy in India is taking a worrying turn.
From Delhi, the BBC’s India correspondent Yogita Limaye reports.

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