Sedition challenge: Hearing in Supreme Court [Live Updates]

Today's hearing will be specifically on whether the Central government will issue a direction to States to keep in abeyance all pending sedition cases till the government completes the exercise of reviewing Section 124A.
Sedition challenge: Hearing in Supreme Court [Live Updates]
Sedition & SC, live updates

The Supreme Court will hear today a batch of petitions challenging the validity of Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalises sedition.

Today's hearing will be specifically on whether the Central government will issue a direction to the States to keep in abeyance all pending sedition cases till the government's exercise of reviewing Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) is complete.

The three judge bench had asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to clarify the centre's stance after it had submitted an affidavit before the Court on Monday stating that the government had decided to re-examine and reconsider Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalises the offence of Sedition.

The matter will be heard by a bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli

Live updates from the hearing below.

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