The right to freedom of speech and expression is subject to the rigours of hate speech or seditious content. With the apex court boldly moving to suspend the sedition law, free speech will be protected.
The Supreme Court on Thursday granted pre-arrest bail to ADG-rank police officer in Chhattisgarh Gurjinder Pal Singh, who was charged with sedition and promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion.
JNU student Sharjeel Imam, arrested for allegedly making inflammatory speeches during the protests against CAA, told a Delhi court on Monday that he cannot be hammered with sedition as his speeches did not call for violence.
Many things have changed since January 26, 1950, when our Founding Fathers gifted us this Republic. While we have established our government and fundamental laws, we need to examine whether the separation of powers between the Executive, Judiciary and Legislature operates as it should.
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 Foundation of Media Professionals has filed an intervention application before the Supreme Court in the petition challenging the constitutional validity of Section 124-A of the Indian Penal Code, which penalises the crime of sedition
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.