Do laws like Sedition undermine credibility of the World’s largest Democracy?

Beyond The Lines

The British used a Colonial Law called “Sedition” to silence Mahatma Gandhi and Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Were they anti-national?

If questioning the government can land you in prison or charge you with a hearty fine then what is the difference between a democracy and autocracy?

You need to understand that Sedition (Rajdroh) should not be confused with Treason (Deshdroh). There is a clear distinction between the two and must not be used interchangeably.

Sedition as defined in the Indian Penal Code –“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 which may extend to three years, to which a fine may be added; or, with fine.”

Treason as defined in the Indian Penal…

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