Against Sedition crime in Supreme Court Akhil Gogoi files petition

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Against Sedition crime in Supreme Court Akhil Gogoi files petition

Guwahati: Assam legislator Akhil Gogoi filed a writ in the Supreme Court on July 19 challenging the constitutionality of the offense of sedition with the corresponding offenses under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860.
Gogoi pleaded that Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution should be used to invalidate Section 124A and any equivalent offenses which have the same justification as sedition.
Gogoi called for the dismissal of all criminal cases pending in courts across the country, including sedition charges under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The Assam MLA also asserted that further similar offenses should also come under the Supreme Court’s directives, issued in May 2022, barring the registration of sedition charges.
It is worth noting that Gogoi, president of Raijor Dal and an independent MLA from Assam’s Sivasagar, has a long history of facing legal issues related to the law he petitioned against.
He first had to deal with these issues due to his anti-government protests against the National Register of Citizens and the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (later the Citizenship (Amendment) Act).

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