The centre has agreed to re-examine and reconsider the sedition law before and urged the Supreme Court to defer the hearing on the issue of ‘Right to privacy.’
Reacting to the Supreme Court’s directive, the Centre today agreed to re-examine and reconsider the sedition law before March 31, and urged the court to defer hearing in pending pleas.
The decision of Justice Chelameswar-headed bench was taken on a plea filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma who sought urgent hearing on a writ petition challenging validity of Section 124A (sedition) of Indian Penal Code.
The Centre has agreed to re-examine and reconsider the sedition law before making a final decision on it. The government also urged the Supreme Court (SC) to defer hearing till further notice as it is busy with other cases.
The centre has agreed to reexamine and reconsider the sedition law under which it was invoked to prevent a planned protest at the India Gate in New Delhi.
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to a plea by the Centre to further look into and reconsider the sedition law because of contradictions over whether it is “unconstitutional” or not.