Supreme Court Puts The Sedition Law On Hold

Supreme Court Puts The Sedition Law On Hold

New Delhi, May 11 (TNA) In a landmark order, the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday pressed the pause button on the contentious sedition law and said it will be in abeyance till the government of India completeles it review. The colonial-era rule has been opposed tooth and nail by hundreds who feel the government uses it against people inconvenient to it.

Those already facing sedition charges can approach lower courts for bail, the apex court ruled. "It will be appropriate not to use this provision of law till further re-examination is over. We hope and expect that centre and state will desist from registering any FIR under 124 A (sedition law) or initiate proceeding under the same till re-examination is over," Chief Justice NV Ramana said. If any fresh cases are filed, those charged can approach the court, he further said.

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