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.
The Supreme Court bench said that “We direct the UPSC to disclose the number of candidates who would qualify for the interview from amongst the candidates involved in the present petitions and similarly placed persons.”
The petitioner could not complete the required criteria of attendance due to her pregnancy and strike of Delhi University teachers. The Supreme Court directed the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi to declare the 5th-semester supplementary exam results.
Justice Prateek Jalan reprimanded the University on the stand taken by it in its affidavit that a candidate could even have submitted her “CW category” incorrectly, and would have given an opportunity to rectify the defects, upon verification.