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Sedition - Is It A Curb To Expression?

Ashika Seenivasan, Sastra Deemed To Be University


Sedition has been a used as a tool to curb voice against government and politicians. This article briefly introduces you all about what is sedition and tracks its origin dating back to its introduction in India. The constitutional validity of sedition in modern post-independence India is discussed along with arguments in favour and against section 124A of Indian Penal Code. And I conclude this interesting piece of article with my view on it. Recently we would have come across words of Chief Justice of India, NV Ramana on sedition: “Sedition is a colonial law. It suppresses freedoms. It was used against Mahatma Gandhi, Tilak... Is this law necessary after 75 years of Independence?” This article speaks about the meaning of sedition its history in India and its necessity in modern India.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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