The central government today has sought some time from the Supreme Court to file their response on striking down the Sedition law that has been prevailing since British-era
The Apex Court has instructed the Centre to file its response by the end of this week as the Supreme Court has decided to take up final hearing on this matter challenging the constitutional validity of Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code dealing with the offence of sedition.
A bench that would be headed by the Chief Justice of India N V Ramana have fixed May 5 to hear the petitions finally. Attorney General K K Venugopal will also assist the court in the matter.
Appearing for the Centre, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told that the government is ready to file its response in next two days after re examining it again for any needful corrections if any. The bench has however said that petitioners can submit their counter to the Centre’s affidavit after this.
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Kapil Sibal will be leading the arguments as there are multiple petitions on the same matter. Advocate Sibal has assured that e will have a look at the different petitions and make submissions accordingly.
The court has clearly instructed that the matter will not be adjourned and will be finally disposed on May 5, 2022