Indian court orders release of activist jailed for cow dung comment

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The cure for corona is not cattle dung and cattle urine, the cure is subject and communal sense, helium commented connected Facebook

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India's top tribunal Monday ordered the merchandise of an activistic arrested connected sedition charges 2 months agone for a Facebook post that said cow dung did not cure coronavirus.

Erendro Leichombam, 40, made the comments successful May aft the decease of a Manipur authorities person from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.

Cows are ineffable successful Hinduism and determination person been respective instances of BJP politicians backing the usage of cattle urine and dung to forestall and cure Covid-19 and different ailments.

"The cure for corona is not cattle dung and cattle urine. The cure is subject and communal sense," Leichombam wrote connected Facebook.

He was arrested soon afterwards, unneurotic with a section journalist, connected charges of "outraging spiritual sentiments" of household members and BJP workers, pursuing a ailment by different section BJP politician.

He was aboriginal charged with sedition nether the contentious National Security Act (NSA), nether which the accused tin beryllium held successful situation for a year.

On Monday the Supreme Court ordered Leichombam's release, saying his continued detention violated his rights. The section writer arrested astatine the aforesaid time, Kishorechandra Wangkhem, nevertheless remains down bars.

Under Modi, respective 1000 radical person been arrested nether sedition and anti-terrorism legislation, including journalists, rights activists and others.

This period 84-year-old clergyman and tribal rights activistic Stan Swamy, who had been charged with coercion offences, died aft 9 months successful custody, prompting planetary outrage including from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Last week, the tribunal rued the "misuse" of India's colonial-era sedition instrumentality and asked the Modi authorities wherefore it should not beryllium scrapped. The authorities did not respond.

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