Assam writer arrested on sedition charge
Assam writer Sikha Sarma was arrested on the charge of sedition and despatched to judicial custody on Wednesday for her alleged remark within the social media on safety personnel massacred by Maoists in Chhatisgarh, police mentioned.
Ms. Sarma had on April 5, two days after the brutal killing of the safety personnel, allegedly posted on Facebook “Salaried people cannot be termed martyrs if they die during duty. In that case, an electricity department employee will also be a martyr if he dies due to electrocution. Media do not make the people emotional,” The submit had stirred controversy with over 11,000 feedback and at the least 1,600 shares in Facebook.