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Sedition law and the art of dissent

From the late 19th century onwards, nationalists were regularly falling foul of the Sedition law

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Devangshu Datta 



Devangshu Datta

The law against sedition — Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code — was introduced in 1870. It was designed to prevent colonial subjects from expressing with British rule. Sedition was also an offence under Britain’s own penal code.

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First Published: Sat, August 14 2021. 00:46 IST

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