Subgroups formed to deliberate on sedition law

March 01, 2016 06:46 pm | Updated December 04, 2021 10:56 pm IST - New Delhi

The government on Tuesday said the Law Commission has conveyed that it has identified certain focus areas and formed subgroups to deliberate on allegations of abuse and arbitrary use of the sedition law.

Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in Lok Sabha that the Ministry of Law and Justice has requested the Law Commission of India to study the usage of the provisions of Section 124A ( >sedition ) of Indian Penal Code, 1860.

“On December 11, 2014, the Law Commission has intimated that they have identified certain focus areas and formed subgroups to deliberate on such issues,” he said in reply to a written question.

The government’s response came amidst the row over slapping of sedition law against president of Jawaharlal Nehru University students union >Kanhaiya Kumar for allegedly raising anti-India slogans.

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