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Namrata Biji Ahuja

Namrata Biji Ahuja, a senior special correspondent , covers the home ministry , internal security and Everything possible under the beat. Likes to dig deep into issues and finds policy making exciting because that's from where the news begins.

Is anti-sedition law killing journalism in the northeast?

Published On: July 30, 2021 05:29 PM NPT By: Namrata Biji Ahuja

Kishorechandra Wangkhem, 41, is one of the petitioners who have challenged the controversial sedition law in the Supreme Court. This outspoken Manipur-based journalist has been booked twice for sedition, twice under the National Security Act (NSA) and once for defamation. As he walked out of jail on July 23—after spending more than two months in Manipur Central Jail in Imphal on an NSA case—he said he has become more confident and fearless to speak the truth.