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SC Seeks Attorney General's response on plea challenging constitutional validity of Sec. 124-A, IPC which penalises sedition; Hearing to take place on July 27, 2021

Lawstreet Journal 14 Jul 2021 9:41pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary SC Seeks Attorney General's response on plea challenging constitutional validity of Sec. 124-A, IPC which penalises sedition; Hearing to take place on July 27, 2021

On Monday(12/07/2021), the Supreme Court deferred the hearing on a petition challenging the constitutional validity of section 124-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860, which penalises the crime of “sedition,” to July 27, 2021.

A bench of the top court, headed by Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, adjourned the matter after it was informed that Attorney General (AG) KK Venugopal and Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta will need more time to file replies in the issue. 

During the last hearing in the matter on May 1, the apex court had issued notice to the Union of India (UOI) and sought its detailed response by July 12 to take a decision on examining the constitutional validity of section 124-A of the IPC 1860.

The main writ petition, filed through advocate Tanima Kishore and drawn by advocate Siddharth Seem on behalf of the petitioner journalists Kishorechandra Wangkhemcha and Kanhaiya Lal Shukla, argues the impugned section clearly infringes the fundamental right under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India which guarantees that "all citizens shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression".

"The restriction imposed by the section is an unreasonable one, and therefore does not constitute a permissible restriction in terms of Article 19(2) of the Constitution. Hence this petition is filed to humbly pray that Section 124-A be declared unconstitutional and void by this Hon'ble Court and be struck out of the Indian Penal Code," said the plea.

The petitioners said the vagueness of Section 124-A exerts an… Continue Reading...


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