Republic TV moves Supreme Court to strike down Police (Incitement to Disaffection) Act 1922 as unconstitutional and violative of Article 19 and 21

Case to be heard by CJI SA Bobde led bench today
Republic also seeks to quash FIRs registered against the company by @MumbaiPolice on October 23 under Sections 500, 34 of IPC and Section 3(1) of Police (Incitement to Disaffection) Act, 1922
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Senior Adv Siddharth Bhatnagar: This act is a colonial product now using to curb free speech

CJI: argue before HC

Bhatnagar: In 1960 Bombay HC has held it to be a valid act
CJI: all cases arise in Maharashtra

Bhatnagar: It is a colonial era act it applies to all over India

Matter dismissed as withdrawn liberty to approach HC

Matter over
Challenge to Mumbai Police FIR, "colonial-era" Police Disaffection Act, 1922: Supreme Court asks Republic TV to approach High Court

report by @DebayanDictum


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