Veewon Thokchom, who was charged with sedition, was granted bail by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East, Nigthoujam Lanleima.
The judge, rejecting the charge of incitement to violence, asserted that the “contents of Facebook post as mentioned above cannot be states to bring into hatred or contempt or excite or attempt to excite disaffection towards the Government establishment by law. At most, the accused (Veewon) mention the incident of burning of assembly with approval, but I do not find any attempt or incitement to commit violence”.
Student leader Veewon Thokchom, was picked up from Delhi by Manipur police, (assisted by Delhi police) on February 15 on charges of sedition for his facebook posts that allegedly incited violence in the protests over the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Manipur.
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