One of the most archaic law in India, infamous for its alleged misuse by the successive govts in the “”Sedition”” law. Rajdroh as it is called. In the past too, Many a times the question of what should prevail, Sedition of Free Speech has always been discussed by the society. But probably it is the first time that a sitting CJI, asked the govt of the day why it is still in practice. Today a bench of CJI NV Ramana, AS Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy was hearing a plea challenging the constitutional validity of the sedition law. when The CJI asked whether the law is still needed after 75 years of Independence. The CJI said and this point is talked about countless of times but when it comes from the CJI, it holds certain signicficance. CJI said, “”its colonial law, it was meant to suppress the freedom movement, the same law was used by British to silence Mahatma Gandhi, Tilak etc. Still is it necessary after 75 years of independence?””
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