The Central Government has said a big thing in the Supreme Court on Monday. The Center said that it has decided to reconsider and investigate the provisions of the sedition law. The government has appealed to the Supreme Court that the matter should not be heard until the government investigates. In an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, the central government has said that the validity of Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on sedition will be examined and reconsidered.
In the affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, the government has said that in the view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when the country is completing 75 years of independence, there is a need to reconsider the sedition law made during the time of slavery. It said, ‘The Government of India is aware of the objections raised to the sedition law. Sometimes questions are raised about human rights as well. However, its aim should be to uphold the sovereignty and integrity of the country.
The affidavit further said, “The time has come to reconsider the provisions of section 124A of the IPC. The Center said that during the process of investigation, there is an appeal to the Supreme Court not to waste time in checking the validity of this law. Let us inform that by filing several petitions in the Supreme Court, it was asked to investigate the laws made during the colonial period. The government has filed its reply in the Supreme Court.
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The government had defended the sedition law in the Supreme Court
Earlier, the government had also said that there is no need to review this law. The central government had appealed to the apex court to quash the applications against the sedition law. Let us inform that among those who petitioned against the sedition law, Editors Guild of India, TMC MP Mahua Moitra are also included.