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Supreme court orders freezing of sedition law

Date: 12 May 2022 Tags: Judiciary & Judgments
  • The Supreme Court restrained the Centre and States from registering FIRs, continuing any investigations or taking any coercive measures under Section 124A (sedition) while the colonial provision is under reconsideration.
  • A three-judge Bench directed that in case any fresh case was registered under the provision, the accused was free to approach the court concerned.
  • The court ordered that appeals and proceedings under Section 124A should be kept in abeyance for the time being. However, proceedings under other sections of law would continue.