UK-based rapper Hard Kaur has been booked under several charges of sedition for her posts on social media against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat.
According to reports, the complaint was filed by Varanasi lawyer Shashank Shekhar under IPC Sections 124A (sedition), 153 (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion), 500 (defamation) and 505 (intent to incite), and Section 66 of the IT Act.
Hard Kaur took to Facebook and Instagram to call out the two men for their problematic history. While these posts are a bit intense, this crackdown is part of a larger trend to crackdown on dissent within India.
The investigation is being handed over to Crime Branch’s Surveillance Cell.
This is a developing story.