“State will continue to use sedition as a weapon against dissent”- Justice AP Shah
Section 124A of the Indian Penal code defines sedition as an offence committed when, “any person by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation or otherwise, brings or attempts to bring into hatred or contempt or excites or attempts to excite disaffection, towards the government established by law in India”.
Sedition has time and again resurfaced in the news, often igniting a debate on whether it should continue to be a law in India. This explainer podcast touches upon the history of sedition in India and the common arguments that support and oppose the existence of Section 124A in the Indian Penal Code.
(Compiled by Aaditya A)