Lead Visual: Shantanu Mitra Congress leader Rahul Gandhi seems to be in awe of Mahatma Gandhi's walks. The Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra is nearing its final leg after starting in Kanya Kumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7, 2022. It will end in Srinagar.
The sedition law, Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, has outlived its use in modern India. One hopes the Supreme Court, as the first guardian of citizens when their rights are infringed, puts it in the garbage bin of history.
Rarely has a chief justice assumed office in the midst of such hope. As he was sworn in by the President, CJI-designate Justice Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud looked like a man in a hurry to get down to the task at hand. India Legal tracks his first day on the job.