Controversial law was introduced in Thailand

Anti-government protests have been going on in Thailand for months. The country is reintroducing a controversial law to quell the protests. No criticism of the king or the royal family can be made under this law.

A BBC report said several protesters had been summoned for violating the law. Violators could face up to 15 years in prison.

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This is the first time such a complaint has been lodged in the last two years.

The student-led protests in Thailand have been going on for months. They are demanding the reduction of the power of the monarchy and the resignation of the Prime Minister. Opposition leaders have called for the beleaguered PM to resign. At the same time, they are demanding to reduce the power of the king.

Legal action has been taken against many for taking part in the protests.

Parit Chiarac, a 22-year-old Thai student and protester, said on Tuesday that he had been summoned under the “1-SE Majesty” law, among other charges. But he is not afraid.

Similar charges could be brought against six other key leaders who took part in the protests.
According to a BBC report, Thailand’s ‘1-SE Majesty’ law prohibits insults to the king, one of the strictest laws in the world.

The anti-government protests in Thailand turned violent last week. Six people were shot and several others were injured. Pro-democracy protesters have become more active in protesting the incident.

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