Law Commission examining sedition law: Government

The Law Commission is examining a law on sedition and its usage to ascertain under what circumstances it can legitimately be invoked and to suggest amendments.

Published: 18th July 2018 07:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2018 07:23 PM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: The Law Commission is examining a law on sedition and its usage to ascertain under what circumstances it can legitimately be invoked and to suggest amendments, if any, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Union minister of state for home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said that the Home Ministry had written to the Ministry of Law and Justice to request the Law Commission of India to study the usage of the provisions of Section 124 A (Sedition) of IPC and suggest amendments, if any.

"The Law Commission has undertaken the examination of Section 124 A and is considering the scope and ambit of the law on sedition, in order to ascertain under what circumstances it can legitimately be invoked," he said in a written reply to a query.

Ahir said a draft report on the subject has been prepared and discussed in the Law Commission's meeting held on June 26, 2018 and, as decided, the same is being reviewed.

"The report is yet to be finalised by the Law Commission," he said.

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