"Doing what Nehru couldn’t do": Center of sedition
Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, often on the receiving side of many thorns, was mentioned in a hearing on Tuesday in courtesy of the ruling BJP and its leaders on a petition to challenge the Sedition Act. The bench of three judges, led by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, heard the matter.
Kapil Sibal, a senior lawyer who represented the petitioner, said, “We are in a post-constitutional era. Pandhita Jawaharlal Nehru said this provision was offensive and if the incitement was removed quickly. The sooner it is, the better. “He was discussing the misuse of the sedition method. .. “
General Tushar Mehta, who represented the center, replied, “What Nehru couldn’t do, what the current government is doing. We’re trying to do what Pandhita Nehru couldn’t do.” ..
The solicitor mentioned the fact that the Center had told the Supreme Court that it was ready to review the law in the light of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s human rights and the country’s vision of celebrating the 75th anniversary of independence. Colonial baggage is obsolete.
But Mr. Shival refused to accept the argument, saying, “No, not at all. You are not doing it. You are in favor of the law. You say everything is good, Mr. Meta. I argued.