A bench composed of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli to continue hearing TODAY on the petition challenging the constitutional validity of Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code which deals with the Sedition Act dealt with in India.
The jury will today consider the preliminary question of whether a reference to a larger jury is necessary as a jury of 5 judges in the 1962 Kedar Nath decision had retained the post-reading section.
The center informed the Supreme Court on Monday through an affidavit that it had decided to reconsider and reconsider Section 124A of India’s Penal Code, which criminalizes the offense of sedition.
The Center has argued that different legal practitioners, academics, intellectuals and citizens in general have different views on this section in the public sphere.
The Union said in the affidavit that, in line with the Prime Minister’s vision that, at a time when our nation is celebrating 75 years of independence, our nation intends to work towards shedding the “colonial baggage” and at the same time theirs decision justified.
In that vein, the center said it had scrapped over 1,500 obsolete laws since 2014-15. It has also ended over 25,000 compliance efforts that have created unnecessary hurdles for the people of our country. According to the affidavit, various crimes that mentally disabled people have been decriminalized.
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