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Supreme Court’s big decision on sedition law, ban on all pending cases, no new case will be registered!

New Delhi, May 11 (agencies)

The Supreme Court has given a big decision on the sedition law under section 124A. The court has today put a stay on all the ongoing cases under this law. Along with this, instructions have been given not to register any new case under this law. Earlier, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, told Chief Justice N. V. Ramana, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli that the registration of FIR on the charge of sedition cannot be stopped, as the provision deals with a cognizable offense and was upheld by a Constitution Bench in 1962. The Center suggested to the court in respect of pending cases of sedition that bail petitions in such cases can be heard expeditiously, as the government is not aware of the gravity of every case and these are related to aspects like terrorism, money laundering. can be. “Ultimately, the pending cases are before the judicial forum and we need to trust the courts,” the law officer said. Hearing on the matter is on.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Center to explain within 24 hours its views on the issue of protecting the interests of citizens till the colonial-era law on sedition is reconsidered by an appropriate forum. The top court is hearing various petitions challenging the constitutionality of the sedition law.

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