Topic: sedition charge
The Delhi High Court on Friday asked Delhi Police to respond to jailed Muslim activist Sharjeel Imam’s plea seeking the dismissal of a supplementary chargesheet that introduced charges of sedition and ‘hate speech’ in a case related to his anti-CAA speech delivered at Jamia Millia Islamia in December 2019.
The Law Commission of India has recommended against the total repeal of Sedition law (Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code) and has instead proposed that the provision be retained with certain amendments.
A Delhi Court on Friday granted bail to Muslim student activist Sharjeel Imam in a sedition case which accuses him of delivering a “provocative speech” against Citizesnship Amendment Act (CAA) in 2019.
The Kerala High Court on Wednesday temporarily stayed the sedition proceedings stemming from the First Information Report (FIR) registered against filmmaker Aisha Sultana in 2021 by the Lakshadweep Police.
Student leader Sharjeel Imam has moved Delhi's Karkardooma Court seeking interim bail in an FIR against him involving the offence of Sedition in view of recent Supreme Court order wherein the sedition law has been kept in abeyance till the Union Government reconsiders the provision, Live Law reported.
The top court Wednesday observed that it will not be appropriate to continue using the sedition law until the reexamination of Section 124A dealing with the offence of sedition is complete.