Gaurav Thakur, Research Scholar, HP University, Shimla
In modern era with people being more educative, the participation in the administration of the government is increasing. This has been possible with right of freedom and expression, especially in a democratic setup like India freedom of speech and expression is an important fundamental right. But with the laws like sedition, it generally gives a tool in the hand of the government to suppress the voice of people. It is ironical that the colonial power which introduced this law has itself abolished it. In India there is continuous growing debate on sedition law, and whether it is high time that it is scrapped from the Indian Penal Code. This paper tries to elaborate the relation between sedition law freedom of speech and expression and how the sedition law is being used to suppress this right.