"Not seditious to disagree with Govt:" Supreme Court imposes Rs. 50,000 costs on PIL seeking action against Farooq Abdullah for views on Art. 370

A Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hemant Gupta said that expressing views which are different from the opinion of the government will not be seditious.
Farooq Abdullah and Article 370
Farooq Abdullah and Article 370

Disagreeing with the views and policies of government will not attract the offence of sedition, the Supreme Court observed on Wednesday as it rejected a public interest litigation (PIL) petition seeking action against former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah for his views on abrogation on Article 370 of the Constitution (Rajat Sharma v. Union of India).

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