The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday dismissed a petition filed by Alamgir Wazir — nephew of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leader and MNA Ali Wazir — seeking bail in a sedition case against him.

Wazir was arrested in Lahore for participating in and allegedly addressing a Student Solidarity March organised last year. Civil Lines police had lodged a case against Wazir and other prominent participants of the students march under Sections 124-A (sedition), 290 (public nuisance) and 291 (continuance of nuisance after injunction to discontinue) of the Pakistan Penal Code in addition to offences under Punjab Sound System (Regulations) Act 2015 and Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance 1960.

Why is resisting injustice charged with sedition?

Many activists in Pakistan have been charged with sedition. Why is that? Why are people who resist the current government getting charged with sedition? Does no one no longer has the right to resist injustice and oppression?


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