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Case filed against Sidhu in India for hugging Pakistan army chief

NEW DELHI: A sedition case was registered against ex-Indian cricketer and a sitting minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu, for hugging Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the oath ceremony of new Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Congress leader and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu was slapped with a sedition case on Monday by a lawyer in Bihar as he claimed that the gesture of Sidhu was tantamount to insulting the Indian Army. Sudhir Kumar Ojha, known for indicting celebrities, filed the petition with…

Bangladesh detains 13 teachers for defaming founding leader

DHAKA: Thirteen teachers of Bangladesh were charged with sedition on Wednesday over a high school exam paper that allegedly equated the leader of mass protests against a Chinese-backed coal plant with the country's revered independence hero. They were remanded in custody by a court in the southeastern town of Bashkhali on charges of defaming the nation's founding leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who is the father of the current premier, according to prosecutor Bikash Ranjan Dhar. If found guilty the teachers face a…

JNU student union leader bailed after free-speech protests

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court granted bail on Wednesday to Kanhaiya Kumar, head of the student union at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University, arrested for alleged sedition in a case that led to mass protests and accusations the government is trying to stifle free speech.