Month: January 2022

Law of Sedition: Justice is the removal of a Colonial Law
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Law of Sedition: Justice is the removal of a Colonial Law

  "Sedition is a term that can vary in severity of meaning as power and social conditions change". -Dr. Binayak Sen Every citizen has been given freedom to speak and express their views under Article 19(1)(a) of the Indian Constitution. However, this freedom is not absolute and some reasonable restrictions have been imposed on freedom of speech and expression under Article 19(2). But when a person does an act by his words, signs or representation which is held to be contemptuous towards the Government of India, then such act is punishable under section 124-A of Indian Penal Code, 1860. Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code deals with treason law. Article 113 of the Penal Code, written by Lord Macaulay in 1837-39 is the epitome of treason law. Article 124A states that “Whoever,...