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Sedition Law Colonial,Why Don't You Drop It, Supreme Court Asks Centre

Describing the British-era sedition law as "colonial", the Supreme Court today questioned whether the law was "still necessary after 75 years of Independence". The law is a serious threat to the functioning of institutions and holds "enormous power" for misuse with no accountability for the executive, the court said, comparing it to a saw in the hands of an overzealous carpenter.

Updated : 15 July 2021, 01:27 PM