Does Centre want to retain sedition provision after 75 years of independence, asks SC
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday questioned the Central government as to why sedition provision in Section 124A of the IPC is still needed even after India gaining independence 75 years ago. Britishers used the sedition charges against freedom fighters in colonial-era to suppress their voice.
The SC bench led by CJI NV Ramana observed that provision is being misused by the governments. In response, Attorney General KK Venugopal said that there is no need to struck down the section but can modify the guidelines. The hearing will continue on Friday.