LLM student at Galgotias University, Greater Noida, India
After long years, and unending debates, the term ‘sedition’ is again at the epicentre of legal discussions all over the country and yes, there’s a reason behind that. It was way back in the year 1972, when the issue of sedition had garnered the headlines of top newspapers, for the first time. Whether it’s constitutional or not, was to be decided later, but this discourse has an unending history. Kedarnath, the case where sedition found its first big test, the constitutional validity test. After those long unending continuous debates and discussions, its again the hot topic. Why after around half a century of Kedarnath, this controversial provision of Indian criminal manual is again under switch light. In this Article, the decisions of Indian courts (various High Courts and the Supreme Court) that have governed the said state of affairs in relation to the sedition law in India since the 20th century are being discussed.
International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 4, Page 225 - 233DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113331
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