Police cannot register FIR under Section 188 of IPC: Madras HighCourt quashes case against Anti-CAA protestor [Read Order]

The case concerned an activist who was arrested on allegations that he had protested against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) on a public road without permission last January. While quashing a criminal case filed against an Anti-CAA protestor, the Madras High Court was recently prompted to reiterate that the police cannot by itself registerContinue reading “Police cannot register FIR under Section 188 of IPC: Madras HighCourt quashes case against Anti-CAA protestor [Read Order]”

UN experts call on India to immediately release rights defenders, arrested for protesting against changes to the nation’s citizenship laws. The arrests seem designed to send a chilling message that criticism of government policies will not be tolerated

GENEVA (26 June 2020) – UN experts* today called on India to immediately release human rights defenders who have been arrested for protesting against changes to the nation’s citizenship laws. “These defenders, many of them students, appear to have been arrested simply because they exercised their right to denounce and protest against the CAA (CitizenshipContinue reading “UN experts call on India to immediately release rights defenders, arrested for protesting against changes to the nation’s citizenship laws. The arrests seem designed to send a chilling message that criticism of government policies will not be tolerated”