SC ready to test treason section, issues notice to central government, seeks response

SC has issued notice to the Central Government on the petition of two journalists (symbolic photo)

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  • SC to check the validity of section 124A of IPC
  • Two journalists have filed a petition in this regard
  • It has been said to be a violation of freedom of speech and expression.

New Delhi:

To test the sedition law Supreme Court its ready. The SC has decided to examine the validity of Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Justice UU Lalit, Justice
A three-judge bench of Indira Banerjee and Justice KM Joseph issued a notice to the central government seeking an answer. The Supreme Court has issued this notice on the plea of ​​two journalists Kishorechandra Wangkhem of Manipur and Kanhaiya Lal Shukla of Chhattisgarh, challenging the provision citing violation of freedom of speech and expression. However, this step has been taken 3 months after the dismissal of a similar petition of three lawyers.

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Both journalists have been booked under section 124A for raising questions against the respective state governments and the central government. An FIR was registered against him under section 124A for comments and cartoons shared by him on the social networking website Facebook. The petition said that the Supreme Court should reconsider the 1962 Constitution Bench decision in which treason should be upheld.

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