The city police have registered a case of sedition and conspiracy against The Times of India, the editor of its Ahmedabad edition, a correspondent and a photographer on the basis of a complaint from the newly-appointed city police commissioner, O P Mathur.
Mathur’s complaint comes in response to a series of documented investigative reports published by the paper, questioning his competence to guarantee the security of the people of Ahmedabad, which is high on the hit list of terrorists.
Hmph. I didn’t even know there was an entire section of the Indian penal code that deals with “sedition.” And apparently in Gujarat it can be used to stop newspapers from publishing stuff the cops don’t like. Wow. One learns new things every day.
On the other hand, it is entirely possible that the cop thinks free speech is a Pakistani concept.