Insights into Editorial: Supreme Court puts colonial sedition law on hold

  Context: The Supreme Court suspended pending criminal trials and court proceedings under Section 124A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code, while allowing the Union of India to reconsider the British-era law. The Supreme Court has ordered that no new FIRs will be filed for Sedition and all the pending cases will be on hold …

Insights into Editorial: Unwarranted arrest: On sedition charges

  Context: The arrest of an MP from Andhra Pradesh, on the grave charge of sedition, is yet another instance of the misuse of the provision relating to exciting “disaffection” against the government. The police in different States have been invoking sedition, an offence defined in Section 124A IPC, against critics of the establishment and …