The verdict was given by Justice A Muhamed Mustaque of the Kerala High Court.
- Being Maoist not a crime: Kerala High Court
- 21:32 HRS IST
- Kochi: In a significant ruling, the Kerala High Court today said that being a Maoist is not a crime and police cannot detain a person merely because he is a Maoist. "Being a Maoist is of no crime, though the political ideology of Maoists would not synchronise with our constitutional polity. It is a basic human right to think in terms of human aspirations," it said.