The Center defends the Sedition Act and says the Supreme Court’s binding past judgments
The Center today defended the Sedition Act and urged the Supreme Court to dismiss the petition to challenge it. The court is hearing a series of fleas that challenge the constitutional validity of colonial law.
In a written submission, the center told the benches of three judges, led by Judge NV Ramana, that the verdict of Kedarnatsin v. Bihar, which supports the Sedition Act, is binding. He also said that the three judges could not examine the validity of the law. “The Constitutional Bench has already considered all aspects of Section 124 A (Sedition Act) in the context of basic rights such as the right to equality and the right to life,” the government said in the Supreme Court.
Petitions to challenge the Sedition Act were filed by five parties, including the Indian Editor’s Guild and Trinamool MP’s Maha Moitra.