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‘Free Him By 5 PM’: Supreme Court On Activist Held Over Facebook Post

The Supreme Courtroom right this moment ordered the discharge of Leichombam Erendro, a Manipur-based political activist arrested for sedition in Might over some Fb posts. A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud, whereas saying that his continued detention violates his fundamentla proper to life and liberty, mentioned he have to be let out by 5 pm right this moment.

The order got here on a plea by Mr Erendro’s father and will probably be executed on a private bond of Rs 1,000.

He was arrested, together with Manipur journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem, for posting a remark over the demise of Saikhom Tikendra Singh, the then state BJP President. “Cow dung and cow urine do not work,” their posts had mentioned.

Manipur BJP Vice-President Usham Deban and Common Secretary P Premananda Meetei had filed a grievance towards them.

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