Ayushman Patnaik ,
Sedition: Whether a Justified Law or Not?,
4 (3) IJLMH Page 1037 - 1053 (2021), DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.11567
This paper addresses the validity of the offence of sedition in India. It talks about the offence of sedition and how it has been historically evolved or developed. It also states the impact on citizens right to express themselves openly and positively express opposition against governments. This paper critically analyses the constitutional validity of the offence of sedition in India with the help of legal precedents. It addresses the problems that an individual face because of this offence. It outlines the impact of sedition on constitutionally guaranteed right Article 19(1)(A)- freedom of speech and expression. Sedition is a reasonable restriction under Article 19 (2) of the Constitution of India, which provides that the government can enforce a reasonable restriction. However, Mahatma Gandhi called section 124A IPC as the prince among the political sections of the IPC designed to suppress the liberty of the citizen.
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