Whether Sedition Law is Effective?

  • Sankara Gomathi M
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  • Sankara Gomathi M

    Student at Sastra Deemed University, India

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The recent instance of wide misuse of sedition law against journalists and public activists has raised questions on the constitutionality and validity of such laws in the current period. Actually, Sedition law was once a protection used by the British to suppress the Indians. This article emphasizes on how sedition law affects fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression as enshrined under Article 19(1) (a) of the Indian Constitution. Although, some reasonable restrictions under Article 19 (2) support sedition law, such laws clearly abrogate fundamental rights. This article explains how the outdated sedition law affects our present democratic country. Corresponding to Sedition law, this article prove that the law in accompany with constitutional and administrative does not go together. It is necessary to do a detailed research on this topic to understand the relationship between two and how one affects the other.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 5, Page 175 - 179

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLSI.111089

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