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Great tool for govt since it doesn't like dissent: Mahua Moitra on sedition law

  • The fiery Trinamool leader also slammed the government for claiming yesterday that it would provide reasonable use restrictions regarding usage of the law.
File photo of TMC MP Mahua Moitra. (HT file)
File photo of TMC MP Mahua Moitra. (HT file)
Updated on May 12, 2022 07:24 PM IST

Top court hits pause button on colonial-era sedition law; here's what it means

The Union government said on Monday that it has decided to re-examine and reconsider the provisions of the sedition law. On Wednesday, the government suggested tightening the requirements for filing a case under the law, but the court went a step further.
The Supreme Court of India. (Reuters file photo)
The Supreme Court of India. (Reuters file photo)
Updated on May 12, 2022 04:32 AM IST

Colonial, political and legal history of the sedition law in India

IPC was brought into force in colonial India in 1860, but had no section concerning sedition. British historian-politician Thomas Macaulay drafted the IPC in the year 1837.
(FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSE)
(FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSE)
Updated on May 13, 2022 07:37 AM IST

'Respect court… but there is 'lakshman rekha': Law minister on sedition law

Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice NV Ramana said it would not be appropriate for the sedition law to be invoked as it is challenged, and that the booked could approach courts for relief.
Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju. (ANI Photo/ PIB)(ANI/ PIB)
Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju. (ANI Photo/ PIB)(ANI/ PIB)
Updated on May 11, 2022 03:36 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

'Victory…': Mahua Moitra tweets after Supreme Court puts sedition law on hold

Sedition law in Supreme Court: Bench led by Chief Justice NV Ramana said it would not be appropriate for the law to be invoked as it faces a challenge, and that those booked under Section 124A could approach courts for relief.
Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra(PTI)
Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra(PTI)
Updated on May 11, 2022 03:35 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan
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