Supreme Court Puts Sedition Law On Hold, No New Case Till Further Orders, Those Charged Can Seek Bail

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that no case should be registered by the Centre or states under the sedition law (IPC Section 124A) until re-examination of the law is complete.

While allowing the Centre to re-examine the sedition law, the SC also observed that all pending cases, appeals and proceedings with respect to charges framed under the law should be kept in abeyance.

The apex court observed that those already booked under the sedition law and in jail can approach competent courts for appropriate relief and bail.

The SC order came after the Centre informed the apex court that staying the provisions of sedition, upheld by the Constitution, may not be the “correct approach”.

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