India’s sedition law, its usage, and the opinions around it
The Hindu / by Suchitra Karthikeyan
On Monday, the Central government sought one more day to file a reply in plea challenging constitutional validity of the sedition charge under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code
Sedition is once again the subject of debate as the Supreme Court Court is hearing pleas challenging it.
Editorial on anomalies in India’s justice system
The Telegraph / by The Editorial board
In spite of the Supreme Court’s insistence on the right to bail, people are denied relief at the drop of a hat.
The prime minister’s eloquent appeal on behalf of under-trial prisoners could not entirely erase the memory of incarcerated activists in the so-called Bhima-Koregaon case, for example, or protesters against the new citizenship laws.
The prime minister got it right. At the joint conference of chief ministers and high court chief justices, in which the Chief Justice of India delivered a speech reportedly mentioning how governments contributed to the courts’ caseload, Narendra Modi mentioned the staggering figure of 3.5 lakh under-trial prisoners in his own speech.