New Delhi: The Central Government has filed a reply petition in the Supreme Court asking it to review the provisions of the treason law.
Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code defines treason. Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, which is in force in the country, provides for prosecution of traitors to the country. A person arrested and imprisoned under Section 124A of the Sedition Act will not be granted bail. A person arrested under this section is liable to a maximum life sentence if convicted.
Many parties are demanding the repeal of this law introduced by the British government to suppress those involved in the freedom struggle under British rule.
A case has been filed in the Supreme Court on behalf of the Editors ‘Guild, also known as the Editors’ Guild. The case was heard by a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana.
At the time of the trial, was this legal provision necessary even after 75 years of independence? Why is the Central Government not yet repealing this section? As had been strongly objected on behalf of the plaintiffs. However, the federal government argued that the anti-treason law section should be allowed to continue.
Following this, the Supreme Court on April 27 directed the Central Government to file a reply petition in this regard. An article was published in the Hindu Tamil Direction newspaper yesterday (09-05-2022) urging the repeal of the treason law. The Central Government has filed a reply petition in the Supreme Court in this regard.
It said, “The Central Government has decided to review and reconsider this section of the Act.
As the country celebrates 75 years of independence (Amrut Mahotsav), in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision, the Union Government seeks to review and review Section 124-A of the Sedition Act.
Therefore, the Central Government is asking the Supreme Court to wait for a decision in the related cases. The federal government is asking the Supreme Court to give it time to review and review the legal provisions. ”