December 8, 2023
  • Supreme Court of India has quashed the FIR lodged against a senior journalist for sedition charge and other offences. In that, the court held that the Journalists need protection against sedition charges.
  • In Kedar Nath Singh v. State of Bihar (1962), the Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of the sedition law.
  • The Court said that sedition is a reasonable restriction on free speech as provided in Article 19(2) of the Constitution.
  • However, the court made it clear that a citizen has the right to say or write whatever she/he likes about the government or its measures.
  • But this is only as long as he/she does not incite people to violence against the government and not do things with the intention of creating public disorder.
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