38.6c New Delhi, India, Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Executive

Sedition Law Will Not Be Scrapped: Centre

By LawStreet News Network      04 July, 2019 12:00 AM      0 Comments
Sedition Law Will Not Be Scrapped: Centre | LawStreet Journal

The Union Home Ministry on July 3, 2019, clarified that Section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, popularly called the sedition law, will not be scrapped.

In a written answer to the Parliament the Minister of State for Home, Nityanand Rai said there is “need to retain the provisions to effectively combat anti-national, secessionist and terrorist elements.”

Scrapping the sedition law was one of the key poll promises of the Congress party. In this regard, the Prime Minister had in his election campaign severely criticized the Congress and questioned its intention over this.

The sedition law states: “Whoever, 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 government shall be punished with im­prisonment for three years or for life along with a fine.”

Human Rights activists allege that the said law gives sweeping powers to law enforcing wings of the government.

As per the 2016 annual report – the last available report— of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) there were 176 sedition cases registered by 29 states.



Share this article:

User Avatar
About:


Leave a feedback about this
TRENDING NEWS

women-including-housewife-approach-ncw-against-controversial-ips-officer-gyaneshwar-singh
Trending Crime, Police And Law
Women, including housewife, approach NCW against controversial IPS officer Gyaneshwar Singh

Two women approach NCW against controversial IPS officer Gyaneshwar Singh, citing harassment for tweets based on news reports about his involvement in high-profile cases.

17 June, 2024 03:10 PM
courts-this-week-law-street-journal-s-weekly-round-up-of-sc-anf-hcs-june-10-june-15
Trending Judiciary
Courts this Week: Law Street Journal's Weekly Round-Up of SC & HCs [June 10 - June 15]

Get the latest updates from the Supreme Court of India and the High Courts ! Here’s a round up of the week's top legal stories in a quick, easy-to-read summary.

17 June, 2024 03:29 PM

TOP STORIES

bjp-workers-stabbed-near-village-masjid-for-celebrating-pm-narendra-modis-victory-by-raising-bharat-mata-ki-jai-slogan
Trending Crime, Police And Law
BJP workers stabbed near village Masjid, for celebrating PM Narendra Modi's victory by raising 'Bharat Mata ki Jai slogan'

BJP workers stabbed near village Masjid in Karnataka for celebrating Narendra Modi's third term as PM.

12 June, 2024 12:11 PM
meghwal-assumes-charge-as-minister-of-state-ind-in-law-and-justice-ministry
Trending Executive
Meghwal assumes charge as Minister of State (Ind) in Law & Justice Ministry

Arjun Ram Meghwal assumes charge as Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Law & Justice, focusing on speedy justice and awareness of new criminal laws.

12 June, 2024 12:39 PM
allahabad-high-court-quashes-fir-grants-protection-to-adult-couple-who-married-against-familys-wishes
Trending Judiciary
Allahabad High Court quashes FIR, grants protection to adult couple who married against family’s wishes [Read Order]

Allahabad High Court quashes FIR, protects couple who married against family’s wishes, emphasizing their constitutional rights and condemning threats to their lives.

12 June, 2024 02:00 PM
inform-on-action-taken-against-tanker-mafia-sc-asks-delhi-govt-on-water-crisis
Trending Judiciary
'Inform on action taken against tanker mafia,' SC asks Delhi govt on water crisis

SC demands Delhi govt to explain action against tanker mafia amid water crisis, heatwave in the capital. Affidavit required on measures taken by June 13.

12 June, 2024 03:52 PM

ADVERTISEMENT


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email