British used sedition law to silence Mahatma Gandhi, is it still necessary, asks Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a notice to the Centre on pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the ‘colonial-era’ sedition law.
The Chief Justice of India asked if the “law which was used by the British to silence Mahatma Gandhi was still needed after 75 years of Independence” as the Supreme Court took up a fresh plea challenging the constitutional validity of the sedition law.
“This was the law used by the Britishers to silence Mahatma Gandhi. Do you think this law is still necessary?” asked Chief Justice of India N V Ramana…. “Our concern is the misuse of this law and the accountability of agencies in using it. There is a serious threat of misuse,” the court added.