The Hindu Editorial (Unwarranted arrest) – May 18, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Unwarranted arrest) – May 18, 2021

The arrest of K. Raghu Ramakrishna Raju, an MP from Andhra Pradesh, on the grave charge of sedition, is yet another instance of the misuse of the provision… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Unwarranted arrest) – May 18, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Unwarranted arrest) – May 18, 2021:

  1. unwarranted (adjective) – unjustified, unnecessary, unreasonable, uncalled for, groundless.
  2. sedition (noun) – incitement (to riot/rebellion), agitation, trouble making/provocation (against the established government/authority).
  3. resort (noun) – recourse to, turning to, the use of, utilizing.
  4. clause (noun) – (legal) term, provision, stipulation, requirement, condition.
  5. grave (adjective) – serious, terrible, awful.
  6. provision (noun) – clause, (legal) term, stipulation, requirement, condition.
  7. disaffection (noun) – dissatisfaction, disgruntlement, discontent.
  8. state (noun) – the government, the regime, the establishment.
  9. invoke (verb) – cite, refer to, adduce.
  10. offence (noun) – crime, illegal/unlawful act, wrongdoing.
  11. Section 124A of the IPC (noun) – Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code lays down the punishment for sedition.
  12. Indian Penal Code (IPC) (noun) – The Indian Penal Code (IPC) is the official criminal code of India. It is a comprehensive code intended to cover all substantive aspects of criminal law. The draft was passed into law on 6 October 1860. The Code came into operation on 1 January 1862. The Indian Penal Code of 1860, subdivided into 23 chapters, comprises 511 sections. IPC deals with crimes and punishments.
  13. the establishment (noun) – the powers that be, the authorities, the system, the ruling class, the regime, the government, bureaucracy.
  14. critic (noun) – censurer, attacker, fault-finder.
  15. dissenter (noun) – objector, protester.
  16. vocal (adjective) – vociferous, outspoken, forthright; relating to someone who expresses his/her views freely.
  17. detractor (noun) – critic, fault-finder, censurer.
  18. seek (verb) – try, aim, attempt.
  19. prosecute (verb) – take to court, bring an action against, accuse, charge.
  20. accuse of (verb) – charge with, indict for, prosecute for.
  21. diatribe (noun) – a bitter verbal attack; a tirade, verbal onslaught, rant.
  22. vendetta (noun) – prolonged feud/bitterness; revenge, vengeance.
  23. face value (noun) – the outward appearance of something.
  24. prosecution (noun) – legal actionlegal proceeding, legal case.
  25. stoke (verb) – incite, encourage, fuel, provoke (a certain feeling/emotion strongly).
  26. hatred (noun) – enmity, antipathy, antagonism, hostility, resentment, aversion.
  27. alleged (adjective) – supposed, claimed, professed, purported, ostensible, apparent.
  28. rampant (adjective) – widespread, present everywhere/pervasive, unrestrained/out of control.
  29. attract (verb) – evoke.
  30. Section 153-A of the IPC (noun) – The purpose of the Section 153 A is to punish persons who indulge in wanton (deliberate) vilification (criticism) or attacks upon the religion, race, place of birth, residence, language etc of any particular group or class or upon the founders and prophets of a religion.
  31. Section 505 of the IPC (noun) – Section 505 of the IPC refers to punishment for incitement of any class or community to commit any offence against any other class or community. The punishment for violation of Section 505 of the IPC can be imprisonment for three years, or fine, or both. It is a non-bailable offence.
  32. sentence (noun) – judgement, verdict, punishment; prison/jail term.
  33. imprisonment (noun) – incarceration, custody, confinement.
  34. prescribe (verb) – stipulate, lay down, set down, promulgate.
  35. allege (verb) – claim, assert, state, proclaim, affirm.
  36. ill-treatment (noun) – abuse, mistreatment, rough treatment, manhandling.
  37. neighbouring (adjective) – adjacent.
  38. bail (noun) – conditional, temporary release of an arrested/imprisoned person when a specified amount of security is deposited or pledged (as cash or property) to ensure his/her appearance in court when required.
  39. likely (adverb) – probably.
  40. take up (phrasal verb) – consider, accept, say yes to, agree to, undertake.
  41. unedifying (adjective) – distasteful; unpleasant, undesirable (public event).
  42. first information report (FIR) (noun) – a written document prepared by the police when they receive information about the commission of a cognizable offence.
  43. take/run its course (phrase) – to develop in the normal way and come to an end naturally; cease to exist, draw to a close; finish, end.
  44. reflection (noun) – opinion/thought, view, impression, assessment.
  45. relevance (noun) – significance, importance.
  46. imprison (verb) – jail, put in prison, incarcerate, lock up.
  47. statute (noun) – act/law, regulation, rule (written & laid down by the legislature).
  48. reflection (noun) – indication, display, demonstration.
  49. imminent (adjective) – close/near, about to happen, approaching/impending.
  50. public order (noun) – it is essentially the absence of disorder – the quiet and orderly behaviour of people in public space. It involves people behaving sensibly and rationally, and respecting others.
  51. incitement (noun) – provocation, instigation, inducement, fomentation.
  52. ingredient (noun) – element, part, component.
  53. invariably (adverb) – always, every time, each time.
  54. vaguely (adverb) – absent-mindedly, abstractedly, inattentively, forgetfully.
  55. disloyalty (noun) – breach of faith/trust, betrayal, unfaithfulness, falseness.
  56. enmity (noun) – hostility, opposition, hatred/hate, bitterness.
  57. warrant (verb) – call for, necessitate, justify.
  58. reconsideration (noun) – review, re-examination, reassessment, re-evaluation. 
  59. constitutionality (noun) – the condition of acting in accordance with an applicable constitution.
  60. free speech (noun) – the right to express one’s opinions publicly (without any restraint).
  61. abolish (verb) – put an end to, do away with, get rid of, scrap, terminate, eradicate.


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