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.
Section 124A of IPC has been used to intimidate, silence and punish journalists. Unless the provision is deleted from IPC, it will continue to 'haunt and hinder' the full realisation of the right to free speech and the freedom of press, said the plea in Supreme Court
The Supreme Court today issued notice on a petition challenging the constitutional validity of Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, stating that such laws posed a serious threat to the functioning of administration, as well as individuals.
The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned its hearing to July 27 in a plea challenging the Constitutionality sedition law in India as the court earlier in April had issued notice on the plea for reconsidering 1962 Kedar Nath ruling on 124A.
On a Media One TV debate, Aisha Sultana had said the Centre was trying a biological weapon against the people of Lakshadweep by changing laws. Police booked her for sedition for this comment. Now, she has got anticipatory bail from the Kerala High Court.