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

UPSC Essentials: Quotes of the week

Many statements made headlines this week around the themes of sedition, Rakhigarhi, monkeypox, and many more. Consolidate your current affairs by using them smartly. Essential quotes, statements, remarks, etc. From the week help you to retain the current issues in your memory and can be used wisely in your UPSC- CSE preparation. 1. “All pending … Read more

Explained: What Tilak, Gandhi, Nehru said about IPC Section 124A, the law on sedition

On Wednesday (May 11), the Supreme Court stayed all pending trials, appeals, and proceedings relating to Section 124A, which deals with the charge of sedition, until the Union government completes its exercise to review the colonial era provision. The court is hearing a batch of petition to strike down the law, which was used by … 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

SC gives Center 24 hours to decide on pending sedition law case

India oi-Vicky Nanjappa | Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 15:53 [IST] New Delhi, May 10: The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the Center 24 hours to inform it whether it will issue instructions to all states and Union Territories to keep the sedition cases in abeyance till the government reviews Section 124A of the Indian … Read more

Daily Briefing: Highway drama over Delhi BJP leader Tajinder Bagga’s arrest; Why state govts love the sedition law

From A political slugfest between the AAP and BJP over the arrest of BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, to why China’s decision to postpone the Asian Games has thrown the 2023 sports schedule into disarray – here are the top stories from today’s schedule. Big Story In an operation that pitted Punjab Police against … 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