Sedition law: SC seeks Centre’s response on pending, future cases by tomorrow

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Centre to re-examine the sedition law and sought government’s response to a suggestion that registering of new cases under the colonial-era law be put on hold till the review exercise is over.A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana expressed concern over Sec 124A being slapped at the drop of a hat but took note of the Centre’s submission that the government has decided to “re-examine and reconsider” the sedition law by an “appropriate forum”.

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