The top court has come out recently with a comment stating that all laws relating to sedition need to be reviewed. This order makes it clear that it was the need of the hour for governments to learn to live with constructive criticism.
The Court said, “In conclusion we quash the FIR registered against Vinod Dua. But the Court rejected Dua’s plea for setting up of a high-level committee in each state to examine sedition charges slapped against journalists of 10 year standing.”
Our democracy in true sense is in threat if our press is not allowed to function freely, said Senior Advocate Vikas Singh during the hearing of plea filed by veteran journalist Vinod Dua seeking quashing of FIR registered against him.
“The Company (Devas) fraudulently raised foreign investment of Rs 579 crore and subsequently illegally transferred 85% of the investment out of India to its subsidiary in USA in the guise of investment and services fees etc,” the ED investigation revealed.