SECTION 124A

  • Sedition: does it have any place in modern India? September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Now that Kanpurbased cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has been charged with sedition for his cartoons that 'mocked' the country's political class, Parliament and the national emblem, one has to bear in mind that the word "sedition" does not actually figure anywhere in the Indian Constitution. It is an offence...
  • Gandhi Vs Arundhati Roy: patriotic or seditious? October 27, 2010

    New Delhi: There is little that Arundhati Roy has in common with Mahatma Gandhi. If Delhi police books the writeractivist for her remarks on Jammu and Kashmir, she will join a league of eminent people booked under the controversial law for acts of defiance against the state. During his sedition trial...
  • What constitutes a sedition case? October 26, 2010

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police are ready to book hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and writeractivist Arundhati Roy for sedition. Here are some facts on what constitutes sedition and its punishment under the Indian Penal Code. What is sedition? The section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) deals with...