Kishorchandra Wangkhem was arrested following a Facebook post, allegedly put up by him in Manipuri language, sardonically stating to the effect that cow dung and cow urine were not the medicine for treating Coronavirus.
Activist Erendro Leichombam was arrested for his Facebook posts which stated that cow dung and urine did not cure Covid-19.
Akin to South Korea, India implemented NSA 40 years ago, under Indira Gandhi’s rule, which gave power to central and state governments to detain an individual. But, there is a catch.
Kafeel Khan said he was apprehensive that the UP government can frame him in any other case, and claimed that he and his family had to face many hardships as the state government was 'after' him.
Mathura jail administration informed at around 11.00 pm that Dr Kafeel Khan will be released, and at around midnight, he was released.
The First Information Report, filed on December 13 last year, says Dr Khan made an attempt to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere at the university and disturb communal harmony.
The mutilated body of the 17-year-old girl was found near a dry pond around 200 metres from her village.
An official had said that the police had arrested 3,867 people, involved in either cow slaughter or smuggling or both, from January till June 8.
The UP government has also decided that female nurses and female policewomen will not be deployed where the Tablighi Jamaat members are kept.
The suspended paediatrician of BRD Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur, Kafeel Khan, was arrested from Mumbai on January 29 allegedly for making inflammatory speeches.
The colonial-era law allows the authorities to detain individuals if they are deemed to be a threat to the national security, and law and order.
Manipuri journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem was sentenced to a year's detention under the National Security Act for allegedly targeting the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a social media video post. In this second and concluding portion of his diary, Wangkhem narrates the pain of belonging to an ethnic minority and how the society turned its back on him and his family.
The heart-wrenching story of Manipuri journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem, who stood up for his rights, and won! He talks about life in prison and his family's fight for justice after being hounded by the state government of Manipur
A young mid-career professional, outspoken though irreverent, has been made to pay far more than his due by this atrocious miscarriage of justice, writes Pradip Phanjoubam.
It’s about time this travesty of justice is put to an end. Kishorechandra Wangkhem must be freed, and whoever thought of locking him up must be punished.
Wangkhem was detained under the National Security Act (NSA) by the Manipur government for criticising it.
The Congress Chief wrote, 'fascist forces have not only attempted to destroy the idea of India but attack anyone who challenges their distorted narrative.'
The Uttar Pradesh government has invoked National Security Act against the seven accused arrested in the December 3 cow slaughtering case that claimed lives of two people including a police inspector.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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