Bengaluru (Karnataka) – Justice Hemant Chandan Gowdar of the Karnataka High Court’s Kalburgi Bench said, “Using abusive words against the Prime Minister is insulting but it is not sedition”, dismissing a sedition case against a school management. Apart from this, the Court also ordered to dismiss the case registered against Allauddin, Abdul Khaliq, Mohammad Bilal and Mohammad Mahtab at Bidar Police station. The judge also observed, “To utter the slur that ‘the Prime Minister should be beaten by a pair’ is not only insulting, but also irresponsible. Constructive criticism of the Government Policy is allowed but constitutional office holders cannot be disrespected”.
On the 21st January 2020, students of classes 4th, 5th and 6th of the school staged a play against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). After this, Nilesh Rakshala of ‘Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad’, had filed a complaint. Accordingly, a case of sedition was registered against the school management.