'Free Him By 5 PM': Supreme Court On Activist Held Over Facebook Post
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'Free Him By 5 PM': Supreme Court On Activist Held Over Facebook Post

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July 19, 2021

The Supreme Court today ordered the release of Leichombam Erendro, a Manipur-based political activist arrested for sedition in May over some Facebook posts. The 37-year-old was held under the stringent National Security Act for saying "cow dung and cow urine don't work."


New Delhi, 19 July 2021

As per news report of  NDTV, while Solicitor General Tushar Mehta sought time and wanted the case to be adjourned till tomorrow, the judges ordered his immediate release."We are of the view that the continued detention of the petitioner would amount to violation of right to life and personal liberty under Article 21. We direct him to be released today by 5 pm with a personal bond of Rs. 1,000," a two-judge bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah said.The order came on a plea by Mr Erendro's father.

Source -NDTV

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