Today, Central Government told the Supreme Court in an affidavit that it “has decided to re-examine & reconsider the provisions of Section 124A IPC (sedition)…”. In other words, SC told the central government that they Will reconsider provisions of the sedition law
Central Government also requested SC “await the exercise…to be undertaken by the GOI before an appropriate forum where such reconsideration is constitutionally permitted”.
Two days ago on Saturday, the government had defended the penal law on sedition (Section 124A of the IPC) in the SC and said that the apex court’s 1962 verdict of a Constitution bench upholding its validity was “long-standing, settled”, had stood the test of time, needed no reference to a larger bench, and that instances of its abuse can’t be a justification for its reconsideration.
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