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SC restrains from registering FIRs, continuing any investigations or taking any coercive measures under Section 124A

Lawstreet Journal 11 May 2022 6:52pm

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SC restrains Centre, states from registering FIRs, continuing any investigations or taking any coercive measures under Section 124A (sedition) while the colonial provision is under reconsideration

If any fresh case is listed under s. 124A, the accused can approach the courts concerned for reliefs, on which courts will provide relief taking into account this order of the SC as well as the stand taken by the Union to reconsider the law due to glaring abuse of it

All appeals and proceedings under Section 124A shall be kept in abeyance. Proceedings under other sections of law would continue.

Union of India is at liberty to issue a directive

Directions of SC to be followed until further orders

SC lists the case in the third week of July

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