Can’t curb liberty on conjecture, says Supreme Court

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, for historian Romila Thapar and other petitioners who have challenged the arrests as a measure to quell dissent, cited the case of Varavara Rao. “He is a renowned poet. He is 79 years old. This is like ‘give a dog a bad name and then hang him’,” Mr. Singhvi submitted. He said the central theme of the petition is personal liberty. Read more…

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