Yuji Sakai

Why We Might As Well Broaden The Reach Of The Sedition Law

If the current censorship is justified in protecting nationhood, then along with penalizing cartoonists for interchanging animals on the national symbol, privileged actors who have allegedly hunted and murdered chinkaras, the state animal of Rajasthan, should also be tried under the sedition law. If singers challenging the political system are punished, then other performers who degrade the women of India by singing songs with lyrics such as “I'm a rapist”, should also be booked under the sedition law.