Celebrating Pakistan's Cricket Victory Over India is Definitely Not Sedition — Justice Deepak Gupta
In a forceful and blunt interview, one of the most illustrious former Supreme Court Judges has said celebrating a Pakistan cricket victory over India is “definitely not sedition and it’s ridiculous to think it is”. Justice Deepak Gupta said the tweet from the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s office stating that Kashmiri students in Agra who celebrated Pakistan’s World Cup victory over India would be charged with sedition is “a tweet against the law of the land”. More importantly, he added, the tweet “is not a responsible statement, it is an irresponsible statement”.
Not only common people but even CMs have no clue about application of sedition law as laid down by SC. And I agree that going by this logic 90% of Indians in UK or Australia can be behind bars
What happened to that age old sacred solemn and respectful motto that every sportsmen, women and sports lovers held dear in the cockles of their heart, namely,-"Let the best person win". Have we as a nation become so degenerate ?
We as a nation are evolving backwards...Indians in Europe and America celebrate all rights but want this country to be narrow minded and bigoted.
I think it's not normal dat we devolved from Nehru who seemed like a 21st century man to Modi and Yogi who seem like a 18th century men after 75 yrs.
A very satisfying conversation from legal point. Just to win elections our politicians are dividing our people. Its long term consequences can be very harmful and destabilizing which encircle all aspects of civil society including economy.
May the sportsman spirit prevail over everything ! India should take the defeat in its stride and try to make amends in future !
My respect for our Supreme Court and former justice Deepak Gupta has increased by 1000 times. We have such brilliant people in our highest position who not only understand what's right or wrong but also have the courage to speak up against state's tyranny.
I wish that we had more people like Mr Thapar and Justice Gupta in our country.
There are lot of football fans who celebrate victory of their favourite teams during FIFA world cup..
I have a simple question. Being a staunch Indian but also lover of some sport who can appreciate certain nuances of the game I find my opponent showcasing their finesse. Can I clap and appreciate that moment in this new India our politicians have recently gifted us with? If not, is this not a direct assault on my fundamental freedom?
In that case Indian team shaking hands with wng team after loss is sedation too...
UP CM doesn’t care about any judgment. He himself a Supreme Judge and can issue any directive. He is a big St…..
All I need right now is good job, mental peace and a money to live in this inflation. Who cares about a cricket match.
Virat kohli as a sport man congratulated Pakistani captain.
Is it sededition?
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I was pondering if any fair minded person comments on the performance of a player irrespective of race,nationality,colour,creed,religion etc.
Would that mean that person is unpatriotic.
We celebrate outside teams all the time in England. It's called de ocracy, tolerance and freedom, why is India so insecure. Should we do the same to the Indians when they support India against England.
Supreme Court must take suo motu notice and take remedial action..
UP govt employees and bureaucracy never read judgements and law
INDIA IS SURELY GOING BACK TO 18-19TH CENTURY UNDER PRESENT REGIME. NEHRU HAD MADE EVERY EFFORT TO MODERNIZE INDIA , BUT SUBSEQUENT GOVERNMENTS FAILED IN EVERY EFFORT TO MAINTAIN THAT MODERNITY AND RATIONALITY.
You can never force anyone to love & be loyal to you, not even your nearest & dearest relatives can be subdued to alter their feelings, but somehow the lunatics that are currently running the Indian government seem not to understand this logic.
There is an urgent need to define the term sedition in a more clear manner.
Many people just misused this word because they don't even understand the. Gravity of the word
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All NRI should come back India otherwise all will behinds the bars.
Well celebrations are not seditious but are they correct? Just ask yourself.
Why can’t the people caliber of honorable retd justice hold the highest offices in government and make people friendly policies. Instead of basing the politics on fear and hatred.
Tell that to the Bigots of the ruling party
Those who beat up Kashmiri students and put them in jail are doing more for the Kashmir separatist cause than Pakistan has ever done!