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Best of BS Opinion: Pragmatic decision, beyond the sedition law, and more

Here are the top BS Opinion articles of the day

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Rajesh Kumar 

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Here is the best of Business Standard’s pieces for Thursday

The government’s decision to “re-examine and reconsider” the sedition law under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code after seeking to defend it in the Supreme Court raises considerable hope for the cause of human rights and civil liberties in India, argues our lead editorial. Read here

The government’s unexpected decision to review the sedition law has set off fevered public debate.

But it would be premature to conclude that India is about to enter some sort of Golden Age of freedom of expression, writes Kanika Datta

In other views:

Bhargavi Zaveri-Shah argues why regulators don’t need constitutional status. Read here

QUOTE OF THE DAY “We hope and expect Central government and states will refrain from registering any FIR, continuing investigation, or taking coercive steps under 124A IPC when it is being reconsidered by the Centre.”

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First Published: Thu, May 12 2022. 06:30 IST