1 SEPTEMBER 2018 THE HINDU Editorial Analysis
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TH ED Sept 2018 The sedition debate Section 124A in The Indian Penal Code Sedition.-Whoever, by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation, or otherwise, brings or attempts to bring into hatred or contempt, or excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards, the Government estab-lished by law in hall be punished with [im-prisonment for life], to which fine may be added, or with impris-onment which may extend to three years, to which fine may be added, or with fine. Explanation 1.-The expression "disaffection" includes disloyalty and all feelings of enmity. Explanation 2.-Comments expressing disapprobation of the meas-ures of the Government with a view to obtain their alteration by lawful means, without exciting or attempting to excite hatred, contempt or disaffection, do not constitute an offence under this section. Explanation 3.-Comments expressing disapprobation of the admin-istrative or other action of the Government without exciting or attempting to excite hatred, contempt or disaffection, do not constitute an offence under this section
TH ED Sept 2018 India and the U.S. - it's complicated he first round of the India U.S. 2+2 talks at the level of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minis- ter Nirmala Sitharaman and their counterparts Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secre- tary James Mattis is scheduled for September 6 in Delhi. It is a signif- icant development but one that appears perfectly logical when seen against the two-decade-old trend line of India-U.S. relations. True, the trend line has not been smooth but the trajectory defini- tively reflects a growing strategic engagement. From estranged de- mocracies, India and U.S. can worst be described today as prick- The end of the Cold War provided an opportunity to both countries to review their relation- ship in the light of changing global and regional realities. Second with the opening of the Indiarn economy, the American private sector began to look at India with greater interest. Trade grew and today stands at more than $120 bil lion a year with an ambitious tar get of touching $500 billion in five years. If U.S. foreign direct invest- ment in India is more than $20 bil- lion, Indian companies too have invested $15 billion in the U.S., re- flecting a sustained mutual inter- est. The third factor is the political coming of age of the three-million strong Indian diaspora. Its in Strategic convergence Three factors have contributed to the emerging strategic conver- gence. ly partners.