Is Sedition a Colonial Invention or a Means of Political Survival in India

  • Upasana Kashyap
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  • Upasana Kashyap

    Student at Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University, India

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Derived from the morphological evolution of Sedition, as an abstractly conceived terminology to being legally restored to the constitutional habilitation, the law has sailed through innumerable sheets of controversies, evaluations and subjective manipulations across various regimes and races of India. As sedition can sought to be a rare yet intuitive eye to check the popularization of the government and the nationalism of its citizens, one might get dilemmatic on its amorphous history, fudged biography and the recent scenarios, it has mobilized highlights with. To compile it in a catalog of cases, churned from the days of its enactment through the diversified seasons it bloomed and banged along to its contemporary paradigms, the paper initiates a comparative but an asymmetrical compound of its historically pronounced evidences, substantiating its ongoing utilitarianism in these politically sensitized environments. The paper accounts for an extraction of its episodic alternations, salient cases and subsequent interpretations. The very ode to deliver a personalization on Sedition through a research paper, came after the Supreme court gave judgment installing certain contours and redefining the law with respect to its recent backdrops. The paper thus, exploits doctrinal methodology to effect a holistic graph of cases. It necessarily remarks the concentrated victimization around academicians, activists, journalists, students and critics for about a century’s' indifference highlighting both the travesty and the legitimacy of its resilience. It aims to enrich the thoughts of the reader with the etymology of this word through the rapidity of its allocation, coupled with factually sequential, comprehensive and statistically backed instances. Acknowledging the uneven parallels, the history of sedition and its political restoration effected into, one must testify the dimensions within the cleavage it provides for operation, from the freedom to speech


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 6022 - 6033


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