Supreme Court stays sedition law, no new FIR till review

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court has put the sedition law on hold. The Supreme Court has ordered the central and state governments not to register any case under Section 124A of the IPC of the Sedition Act. 

The court also allowed the government to review the provisions of section 124A of the IPC. However, the court said that till the sedition law is reviewed, the governments should not register any case under Section 124A or conduct any investigation in it.

Hearing will be held in July

The Supreme Court said that if cases of sedition are registered, those parties are free to approach the court for relief. Courts have to expedite such cases. The court said that the accused will continue to get relief. The next hearing on the petition challenging the provisions of the sedition law will be held in July.

It is worth noting that during the hearing on Wednesday, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appeared on behalf of the central government in the court. 

Tushar Mehta said that serious crimes cannot be stopped from being registered. 

“Withholding effect may not be the right approach. Therefore, there should be a responsible officer for the investigation and his/her satisfaction is subject to judicial review. An SP rank officer can be made responsible for registering sedition cases,” Tushar Mehta said. 

“We do not know the seriousness of every sedition case. Some of them can be related to money laundering or terrorism. The pending cases are before the court. We need to trust the courts. The Center told the Supreme Court that passing an order to stay the sedition provisions upheld by the Constitution Bench cannot be the right way,” he added.


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