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In its 279th Report on the "Usage of the Law of Sedition (April, 2023), the Law Commission of India (LCI) has recommended RETAINING Section 124A of IPC, increased the punishment, and has proposed additional safeguards to avoid its misuse. 1/10
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In support of #SeditionLaw, the LCI, headed by Former Chief Justice of Karnataka HC, Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, has referred to the Supreme Court's 1962 judgment in Kedar Nath Singh v. State of Bihar for clarity, while ending up making it more unclear than before. 2/10
The Report has also regurgitated the age-old reliance on terrorism and threats to national security to allow the retention of a law that is being heavily misused to stifle any form of dissent and criticism of the government. 3/10
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[Challenge to Sedition Law]

#SupremeCourtofIndia hears a batch of pleas challenging constitutional validity of Section 124A of India Penal Code. Image
#CJIChandrachud : What is the Centre's stand?

Adv Kanu Aggarwal: Learned SG will be here soon. We have to see if the changes will apply prospectively or retrospectively..

CJI: Otherwise, we will decide it judicially..

Senior Advocate Arvind Datar tells #SupremeCourt that in light of Kedarnath judgment (5-judge decision), it has to be seen if matter should be referred to a 7 judge bench.

#CJIChandrachud : Let the SG come, we will see what instructions have been taken. Keep it at 2PM.……
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Pleas challenging Section 124A of IPC (#SeditionLaw) before the #SupremeCourt.

CJI DY Chandrachud: The government was reconsidering provisions. What's their stand?

Adv Kanu Agarwal: The Solicitor has to be here for this.

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Sr Adv Arvind Datar: What is also to be seen is whether the matter is to be before 7 judges or not. The Kedarnath judgement poses a hurdle, it was a 5 judge bench case.

#SeditionLaw #SupremeCourt #SupremeCourtOfIndia
CJI DY Chandrachud: Let the Solicitor come and we'll see what instructions have been taken. Keep Kedarnath ready. We'll pass it over for now.

#SupremeCourtofIndia #SupremeCourt #SeditionLaw
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#JustIn | Section 124-A, of the Pakistan Penal Code [#Sedition law] STRUCK DOWN by #LahoreHighCourt.
Justice Shahid Karim of the #LahoreHighCourt invalidated the #SeditionLaw while dealing with a batch of petitions seeking to annul the Section 124A of Pakistan Penal Code.

Section 124A of the Pakistan Penal Code is identical to Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, which was put in abeyance by the #SupremeCourt last year (till the Union Government reconsiders the provision).

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Supreme Court directs Centre to not file any cases involving #SeditionLaw

The order was passed by a bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli.
“We hope and trust Centre and State refrain from registering any FIRs [first information reports] invoking Section 124A IPC [#SeditionLaw],” the SC said.

“It will be appropriate not to use this provision of law till further re-examination is over.”
During today's hearing, the Centre had told the Supreme Court that staying provisions of #SeditionLaw till the pleas challenging its constitutional validity are being reviewed may not be the “correct approach”.
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#SupremeCourt to hear batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code i.e. #SeditionLaw.
Yesterday, the Court had asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to take instructions as to what will be status of pending and future sedition cases during the time Centre re-examines the validity of Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code i.e. sedition law.…
SG submitted that I have proposed a direction for the Central Government, we cannot prevent reporting of a cognizable offence.
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The #SupremeCourt to shortly hear a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Section 124A, #Sedition law.

Today's hearing is to determine if there is a need to revisit Kedarnath Singh vs State of Bihar judgment by a larger constitution bench
In a significant development, the Central government had told the #SupremeCourt on Monday that it has decided to re-examine and reconsider Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalises the offence of #Sedition @HMOIndia @narendramodi…
On the point of reference to a larger bench, Centre says that the 1962 verdict of the top court in Kedar Nath Singh vs State of Bihar upholding validity of Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on #sedition is binding on a 3-judge bench…
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