This database contains information on all cases of sedition filed in India from 1 January 2010 onwards. All cases implicate Section 124A of the Indian Penal code. This is a dynamic website, which means existing data will be updated and new cases will be added periodically.
We will make regular updates to cases, based on information discovered through data mining or investigative reportage.
We relied on a combination of open access, subscription based platforms and investigative reporting. Data mining was carried out across national & regional digital media, the E-Courts portal, Indian Kanoon, and State Police Department websites. We also used SCCOnline and Manupatra, both subscription based platforms. Our investigative reporters interviewed more than 70 persons accused of sedition.
We used a combination of sources for determining gender and religion, including FIRs, bail orders, media reports, and interviews. We also determined both religion and gender based on a person's name.
Our data sources did not reflect this information at an all India level. Further, we chose not to determine caste on the basis of names alone, given the complex relationship between names and caste dynamics. However, our continued field work will reveal this information, and it will be reflected here in the future.
No. The National Crime Records Bureau(NCRB) under the Ministry of Home Affairs, is India's nodal agency that documents and publishes crimes & prisons statistics annually. However the NCRB began documenting sedition cases only in 2014.