Abolish the law

Source: Indian Express , The Hindu Synopsis: The recent petitions in SC may set the tone for what would be a comprehensive reconsideration of a section that has been frequently and wrongfully used. Background: Four petitions are currently in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the sedition law; the latest was filed by the… Continue reading Abolish the law

Centre has no plans to scrap sedition law, Minister tells Rajya Sabha

The Union Home Ministry has clarified that section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code known as the sedition law will not be scrapped. The minister said that the section was needed to effectively combat anti-national, secessionist and terrorist elements. Section 124-A deal with the offence of sedition.The concept of sedition was introduced in the… Continue reading Centre has no plans to scrap sedition law, Minister tells Rajya Sabha