India's sedition law

An Introductory talk to accompany FLJS film screening of Court

Mayur Suresh, anti-terror law expert at SOAS, gives an introductory talk on India's controversial sedition law, introduced by the British during the independence struggle and revived under today's Hindu nationalist government. 

The talk accompanied a FLJS Film Screening of Court, Winner of Best Feature Film at the National Film Awards, which depicts the trial of an ageing folk singer, facing the absurd accusation of having performed an inflammatory song that may have incited the suicide of a sewage worker.

Dr Suresh specializes in terrorism cases in Delhi’s trial courts. Previously, he practised law in Delhi, and was a part of the legal team in the Naz Foundation case that successfully challenged India’s anti-homosexuality law in the Delhi High Court, and which was defended in the Supreme Court.