India's top court suspends British-era sedition law - Pakistan News Digest - Pakistan News Digest

India's top court suspends British-era sedition law - Pakistan News Digest

India’s top court suspends British-era sedition law

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India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended a colonial-era sedition law that activists say is often used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to target free speech and dissent. Modi’s critics say that the law, which was once used by Britain to target independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, has been abused by his government against many journalists, activists and students. Editors Guild Of India Welcomes Supreme Court’s Historic Order on #SEDITION @IndEditorsGuild pic.twitter.com/jSEmvpgGPk — Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) Section 124A of the Indian penal code gives wide-ranging powers to the poli…

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