Debate: JD Lakshmi Narayana analysis on Section 124A
Former CBI Joint Director Lakshmi Narayana shared his opinion on Section 124A. Speaking to the media, Lakshmi Narayana said that they used Section 124A against Maoists in Maharashtra. He said that the cases of Kedarnath Singh v State of Bihar, Balwant Singh v State of Punjab and other cases showed when to use Section 124A. He added that it is the responsibility of higher-level police officers to bring awareness among concerned police officers on Section 124A and Supreme Court and High Court rulings. He recalled the warnings of Dr BR Ambedkar.
Earlier, former Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B Lokur stated that sedition cases against people, blocking news and social media channels is a curtailment of freedom of speech and expression.