Guwahati, Sep 05: In the last 8 years, Assam reported the highest number of sedition cases in the country, reported in the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Out of the whole 475 sedition cases registered since 2014, 69 cases or 14.52% had been reported in Assam. According to a record, one in every 6 cases reported had been from Assam.
The records became taken from the Crime in India 2021 record launched with the aid of using the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). In India, sedition cases are registered under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Assam was followed by the Haryana with 42 cases said in the last 8 years. Jharkhand and Karnataka observed Haryana with 40 and 38 cases respectively.
The top 6 states, in phrases of the variety of sedition, were reported and accounted for over half of all of the overall cases. Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir stand on the 5th and the 6th spot respectively.
The record additionally said that 9 different states and UTs registered sedition instances in double digits. Delhi had the very best variety of such instances registered many of the UTs at 13, in 2014.
The record introduced that the records on sedition cases are given under the headline ‘Offences Against State’.
While cases registered under Section 124A of the IPC had been stated under the sub-head ‘Sedition’, the instances registered under Sections 121, 121A, 122, and 123 IPC had been given under the second one sub-head ‘Others’. Out of a total of 149 offenses against the state registered in 2021, 76 were sedition cases and 73 were under the ‘other’ subhead.
There had been additionally numerous states and UTs that now no longer recorded even one case of sedition. These had been: Meghalaya, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, and Puducherry.