Chhattisgarh: Eye of the Civil Society Storm

Chhattisgarh: Eye of the Civil Society Storm   The Chhattisgarh government was challenged by the Supreme Court as well as civil society in April. Human rights activist Binayak Sen, undergoing life imprisonment on charges of sedition and links with outlawed Maoists was released on bail on 18 April. The Supreme Court observed that mere possession of Naxal literature does not make a person a Naxalite or guilty of sedition. As anticipated the Supreme Court provided relief to Dr Binayak Sen in a high profile order which would have major implications on implementation of the sedition clause on civil rights activists in the future. The Indian government would also have to see how the challenge from separatists who have an agenda of sedition is to be met.  ...
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