Kerala Student Facing Life Imprisonment for Refusing to Stand up during National Anthem at Theatre


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IBTimes is reporting that “An intense debate sparked in India, after the local police in Kerala recently arrested a philosophy student and charged him for sedition, under which he faces life imprisonment, for refusing to stand up during the national anthem at a theatre.

Salman M, 25, was arrested in Thiruvanathapuram on 20 August. He was charged under section 124 A of the IPC (sedition) for allegedly "sitting and hooting" when the anthem was played at the theatre.

Salman has also been accused under section 66A of India's Information Tech

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