Sedition Law To Be Paused Until Review: Supreme Court’s Historic Order

Sedition Law To Be Paused Until Review: Supreme Court's Historic Order

Sedition: If any fresh cases are filed, those charged can approach the court

New Delhi:

The sedition law will be paused until the government completes its review, the Supreme Court ordered today. Those already facing sedition charges can approach courts for bail.

“The Union of India will reconsider the law. The petitioners say the law is being misused. The Attorney General had also mentioned the sedition charge filed in Hanuman Chalisa case. It will be appropriate not to use this provision of law till further re-examination is over. We hope and expect that centre and state will desist from registering any FIR under 124A or initiate proceeding under the same till re-examination is over,” said Chief Justice NV Ramana.

If any fresh cases are filed, those charged can approach the court. “The Union of India is at liberty to pass directives to states to prevent misuse of the law,” the Chief Justice added.

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