"Rather than inciting violence, he was exhorting people not to indulge in violence:" NIA court discharges Akhil Gogoi in UAPA, sedition case

The Court said that temporary blockades/protests without incitement to violence would not constitute a terrorist act under UAPA.
Akhil Gogoi and UAPA
Akhil Gogoi and UAPA

A Special NIA Court in Gauhati has discharged Sibsagar MLA Akhil Gogoi of all the charges against him under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and offences including sedition under Indian Penal Code in relation to December 2019 protests and speeches against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and alleged links with Maoist organisations in the Chandmari case.

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