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*About the Webinar:*
We the Cosmo Juris is organising a webinar on sedition law as it is a general concern because free discourse is an inseparable piece of democracy, and any enactment that limits free discourse past what is worthy conflicts with the democratic rule. As a result, the law of sedition always sparks heated arguments across India. Both before and after Independence, the court has always presented different interpretations of the law. Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), a colonial remnant that has no place in a democracy, is still used to register sedition charges and stifle the voice of dissent. It restricts the legitimate exercise of constitutionally protected freedom of speech and expression. The British, who first used sedition to control Indians, have now repealed the same in their own country. In fact, our Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana expressed his concern over its misuse. He said, “The use of sedition is like giving a saw to the carpenter to cut a piece of wood and he uses it to cut the entire forest itself.” His statement and several recent judgments of the highest court have sparked a rousing debate around sedition law and its widespread (mis)use by state authorities.
*Date & Time of the Webinar:* 12th September, 2021 at 06:00 PM.
*The speakers are as follow:-*
1) *Mr. Shrikant pratyush:-* senior journalist, worked with zee news for 21 years as bureau chief and resident editor, Bihar Jharkhand. Also Editor-in-chief at city post live.
2) *Ms. Divya Gautam:-* Ex- Student leader at Patna University, Assistant Professor at Patna Women’s College.
3) *Dr. Ruchi Gupta:-* Assistant Professor at Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla.
4) *Ms Ritu Reniwal:-* Advocate at Supreme Court of India.
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