On sedition, the Supreme Court has aligned itself with the collective conscience of India

The Supreme Court’s seminal intervention in a batch of challenging applications the constitutional rights of section 124A of the Indian Penal Code is a watershed moment in the progressive expansion of human rights jurisprudence. Rampant abuse of the archaic colonial law in recent times has infracted the citizens’ right to liberty and legal due process, … Read more

What is sedition law?

The Supreme Court Wednesday directed the Center and states to keep in abeyance all pending trials, appeals, and proceedings with respect to the charge framed under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which deals with the offence of sedition, till the central government completes the promised exercise to reconsider and re-examine the provision. … Read more

Social media posts to texts, why all parties love the sedition law

FROM AN editorial linked to a government hoarding to remarks against the Prime Minister in a pre-poll speech, from a video clip with disputed audio to a message on a housing society WhatsApp group — all of these have been booked for sedition under the draconian IPC section 124A for offences punishable with imprisonment upto … Read more