04 Mar, 2021
43 Min Read
|GS-II||Sedition in India||Governance|
|Marital rape-Rape and Marriage||Governance|
|PT Pointer||India is partly free: US Think Tank||Important reports|
|Gross Domestic Product vs Gross Value Added||Economic Issues|
|West Container Terminal to be Constructed Jointly by India-SL-Japan||International Relations|
|Political & Humanitarian Crisis in Ethiopia- Important Relevant Facts||International Relations|
How is sedition defined under the law?
History of Sedition
Impact of Sedition
Major Supreme Court Decisions on Sedition Law:
1) Brij Bhushan vs the State of Delhi and Romesh Thappar vs the State of Madras.
2) Kedar Nath Singh vs the State of Bihar
3) In 1995, the SC, in Balwant Singh vs the State of Punjab, held that mere sloganeering which evoked no public response did not amount to sedition.
4) Recent news: Farooq Abdullah
Why is there less conviction in Sedition cases in India?
About Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and its comparison with Sedition law
Arguments in Support of Section 124A:
Arguments against Section 124A:
Recent SC stance on rape and marriage
This can lead to an act of misogyny
Supreme court on marital rape
Justice J.S. Verma Committee on marital rape
C.R. vs U.K case
Shimbhu & Anr vs State of Haryana (2013)
Gross Domestic Product
Gross Value Added
GDP vs. GVA
Source: AspireIAS Notes
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