sedition law

Law of the land: Five major verdicts by Supreme Court in 2022

The Supreme Court suspended criminal trials and court proceedings under Section 124A of Indian Penal Code while allowing the Union of India to reconsider the law.

published on : 31st December 2022

Bar on sedition law to stay as A-G says something may happen in Parliament

Recently, Union home minister Amit Shah had disclosed plans to amend the IPC and CrPC and present them before Parliament.

published on : 1st November 2022

I will ensure repeal of sedition law: Opposition presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha

The veteran leader, who took four more oaths, requested his opponent Droupadi Murmu, candidate of the BJP-led NDA alliance, to make a similar announcement.

published on : 4th July 2022

Voice of truth can’t be supressed any longer: Opposition

All parties welcome Supreme Court ruling, demand that the law should be scrapped even before Centre’s review exercise

published on : 12th May 2022

Welcome stay on sedition law, now send it to the shredder

That Justice Ramana does not have too much time he is due to retire on August 26 must have weighed on the judicial minds when the Bench sought to expedite the hearing.

published on : 12th May 2022

SP-rank officer can monitor registration of sedition FIRs: Centre suggests SC

Centre told SC that it would send guidelines, if approved, to states and union territories for preventing abuse by ensuring that FIR in sedition cases would be registered only after SP is satisfied.

published on : 11th May 2022

Would be appropriate not to continue use of sedition law till reexamination completed by Centre: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed that all pending trials, appeals and proceedings with respect to the charge framed under the sedition law be kept in abeyance till the re-examination

published on : 11th May 2022

SC sedition order must be viewed in context of government's positive suggestions: BJP

Party spokesperson Nalin Kohli noted that the Modi government has so far removed over 1,500 archaic and obsolete laws and over 25,000 compliances to make citizens' lives easier.

published on : 11th May 2022

As SC puts on hold sedition law, Rijiju talks of Lakshman Rekha

The bench, also comprising justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohil, directed the Centre and states to not register any fresh FIR invoking sedition charges until the sedition law is "under reconsideration".

published on : 11th May 2022

Sedition law: Guidelines must be put in place to avoid misuse, says legal fraternity in Kerala

The apex court on Wednesday put on hold the colonial-era law and directed the government not to file new FIRs till it was re-examined

published on : 11th May 2022

Voice of truth can no longer be suppressed: Congress after SC stays proceedings in sedition cases

"We fought against the British, the sedition law was heaped upon the crores and lakhs of Congressmen by the British and that law needs to go now," Cong spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.

published on : 11th May 2022

What about existing 124A cases, asks SC to Centre on sedition law

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the petitioners, said people are being arrested because of this provision and this would not be right for them.

published on : 11th May 2022

SC asks Centre how it will deal with pending and future sedition cases till it reconsiders law

The central govt in a fresh affidavit before the SC had said that it has decided to reconsider and re-examine the provision (Section 124A of Indian Penal Code, 1860) dealing with the sedition law

published on : 10th May 2022

In a 180-degree-turn, Modi government offers to review sedition law on its own

In the Kedar Nath Singh vs State of Bihar case in 1962, a Constitution bench had upheld the sedition law.

published on : 10th May 2022

Will reconsider provisions of sedition law: Centre tells Supreme Court in climbdown

The central government in an affidavit has said that it is committed to maintaining and protecting the sovereignty of the nation as well as removing outdated colonial laws

published on : 9th May 2022

Good, lord! Modi government in defence of colonial-era sedition law

The colonial-era law, universally seen as draconian, has come up before the Supreme Court. The Centre has argued that it’s a good law and the only point to ponder is how to prevent its misuse 

published on : 9th May 2022

Centre defends sedition law in Supreme Court, says requires no reconsideration

The Supreme Court, in 1962, had upheld the validity of the sedition law while attempting to restrict its scope for misuse.

published on : 8th May 2022

Supreme Court to hear Arun Shourie's plea challenging sedition law on May 5

The plea elaborates that whether a speech will cause disorder or not depends not only on its content but also on the nature of the listener, his opportunities and the state of the country at the time

published on : 28th April 2022

SC to hold final hearing of pleas challenging constitutional validity of sedition law on May 5

The top court will be hearing pleas by the Editors Guild of India, former army officer Major General SG Vombatkere and several others that have challenged this provision in the IPC

published on : 27th April 2022

Supreme Court to hear pleas challenging constitutionality of sedition law on April 27

Several pleas challenging the colonial law are pending before the top court.

published on : 26th April 2022