Sociological Definition Of Sedition In India

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In the present day scenario the law of Sedition is extremely questionable in India as well as in every one of the democratic nations. Typically, sedition is viewed as a subversive act, and the overt acts that may be prosecutable under sedition laws vary from one legal code to another. Where the history of these legal codes has been traced, there is also a record of the change in the definition of the elements constituting sedition at certain points in history. This overview has served to develop a sociological definition of sedition as well, within the study of state persecution.If we talk about sedition law in India, it is defined in section 124 of Indian Penal Code 1860 as it stands today, deals with Sedition and carries with it a maximum punishment of life imprisonment. The law has been modified and interpreted to incorporate safeguards so it may withstand constitutional scrutiny. However, it still acts as an effective means to infringe the right to freedom of speech and expression which is given in Article 19(1) (a) of Indian constitution.

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