Facts of Indian Sedition Law

The word ‘Sedition’ reads as follows according to Indian Penal Code ;

124-A. Whoever by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation, or otherwise, brings or attempts to bring into hatred or contempt, or excites or attempts to excite disaffec­tion towards, the Government established by law in India, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, to which fine may be added, or with imprisonment which may extend to three years, to which fine may be added, or with fine.
this mere definition also has some explanations for it for betterment of understanding but there are some facts we all should know about sedition and sedition law.

The offence is Cognizable, Non-bailable, Non-compoundable and triable by a Court of Sessions.

The maximum punishment for the Offence is Life Imprisonment.

Many Indian freedom fighters including Mahatma Gandhi and Bal Gangadhar Tilak were charged with Sedition during freedom Struggle. 8. The first case in India that arose under the section is known as the Bangobasi case (Queen-Empress v. Jagendra Chunder Bose)

In 1959 Allahabad High Court declared that S.124A was ultra vires to Art. 19(1)(a)(freedom of speech & expression) the Constitution.

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