No proposal under consideration to scrap Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)
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Stating the Government of India position ,Law Minister Kiren Rijiju informed the Lok Sabha that the section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code(IPC) 1860 which deals with sedition in sub -judice before the Supreme Court and the government has no intention of scrapping the section.
Sedition law in India
Section 124 A which defines sedition was introduced by the British in 1870 by amending the Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860.
It defines sedition as :
"Whoever by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation, or otherwise, brings or attempts to bring into hatred or contempt, or excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards, the Government established by law in [India], shall be punished with [imprisonment for life], to which fine may be added, or with imprisonment which may extend to three years, to which fine may be added."
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