Analyzing the Law of Sedition in India

  • Mitshu Patel
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  • Mitshu Patel

    Student at NMIMS, School of Law, India.

Abstract

The law of sedition has been attracting criticism since its inception during the colonial times. The motive behind introducing the law by British was to suppress the voices and not promote the nationalist movements in India. However, post-independence, the law seems vague for a free speech is the soul of a democratic country. Moreover, the law has been misused by the government through the years. In the name of national security and integrity, the powerful authority has been mishandling the application of this law. The law is being used to suppress dissent and dissolve criticism. Sedition law is henceforth being considered as a violation of freedom of speech and expression though a balance was struck between them in the Kedarnath Judgement. The paper henceforth focuses on this issue and tries to provide suggestions for the same.

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International Journal of Law Managment and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 647 - 663

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.11525

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