Former Chief Justice of India U.U. Lalit has termed the fair criticism of government policies and matters as a cherished right of every journalist, while underscoring that the same did not fall under the ambit of law on sedition
Countering Kapil Sibal, the bench asked What is this argument of striking down the provision? Can it be struck down today? To this, Sibal replied that prima facie the provision is unconstitutional and its operation should be stayed.
The Supreme Court has received an application from Central Government for seeking some more time to file its response in the plea challenging Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which terms sedition criminal.