The sedition law will be heard again in the Supreme Court today.
The sedition law will be heard again in the Supreme Court today. Earlier on Tuesday, the hearing on the sedition case was held in the Supreme Court. After which the Supreme Court has given the central government one more day to reconsider the sedition law. During this, the Supreme Court has asked the Center how the government will look into the pending cases and future cases. The matter will be heard in the Supreme Court today. The central government will clear its stand on the matter.
Supreme Court asked this question
How the government will look into pending cases and future cases
When the Center itself has expressed concern over the abuse, how will it defend itself?
In this case, tell the stand on both those who are in jail and those on whom cases are registered.
How long will it take the government to reconsider the law?
In fact, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Center to convey its views on the issue of safeguarding the interests of citizens till an appropriate forum reconsiders the colonial-era law regarding sedition. The top court agreed that the reconsideration of this provision should be left to the central government.
The Court, however, expressed concern over the continued misuse of the provision. It also suggested that guidelines may be issued to prevent misuse or it may be decided to keep it suspended till the exercise of review of the law is completed.
In fact, the court had to decide whether the petitions challenging the validity of the sedition law should be heard by a bench of three or five judges. The Supreme Court took note of the government's new stand that it wants to re-examine and reconsider it. A bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana has asked the central government to apprise it of its stand today i.e. on Wednesday.