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Sedition Law In India: Application And Impact

Saksham Vishal Sood, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies


The nature of the research paper is multidisciplinary. It is concerned with the notion of sedition and seeks to examine the application and impact of the 151-year-old sedition statute created under Section 124 of the Indian Penal Code. It discusses the definition, history, issue statement, misuse, and societal impact. This study also takes a comparative perspective, evaluating the application and impact of sedition legislation in other nations, and emphasizes the necessity to repeal this law, which is used to crush the voice of opposition against the government.

Keywords: Sedition, Section 124 of IPC, Impact, Power, Stifle, Dissent, Government


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the IJLLR or its members. The designations employed in this publication and the presentation of material therein do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the IJLLR.

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