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Sedition





Sedition

Before understanding the law of sedition, we should understand the definition of sedition in simple 

language :
Sedition means - A situation like rebellion against the state or government, seditious, rioting, rebellion, rebellion, or provocation
Indian law, prohibits any type of speech, written or spoken, or gestures, which may bring hatred or contempt against the Government. Such actions are known as sedition. The law strictly prohibits seditious acts and punishes them. The punishment could extend to imprisonment to life time.

Meaning of Sedition – by law
When anyone tries to bring hatred or contempt or excites disaffection towards the government, they have committed an act of sedition. An act of sedition has to be done through one of the ways like Words, that may either spoken or written or through any kind of visual representation such as signs, videos, pictures or cartoons.

The result of an act of sedition should be violence or public disorder or an attempt to cause violence/public disorder. The Supreme Court has held in various judgments that the law of sedition is only applicable where a person causes violence, or a person encourages people to create violence.

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