Former Union Minister and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor is once again all set to introduce a private members bill in the Parliament seeking an amendment in the current law on sedition. He stressed that one should not be charged with sedition until he/she has advocated violence.
Tharoor will introduce this bill on the autonomy of universities. This deceleration came in the backdrop of JNU controversy which has also spread to other universities' campuses across the country, fuelled by charges of sedition against JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar.
Congress leader Tharoor said until someone advocates violence or talks about physical violence, charges of sedition should not be levelled against anyone. Tharoor further said it was important that students in universities should be allowed to argue freely. The autonomy of universities is very important for the development of the nation and thus he will be moving a private members bill in the parliament against sedition, Tharoor added.