Opposition events, together with the Congress, the CPI(M), the Trinamool Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to put the sedition law on hold, whilst the BJP reacted pronouncing “the historic mistake done by the Congress govt is being rectified”.
Congress mentioned the court docket’s ruling used to be a message to “subjugators of dissent that you can no longer suppress the voice of truth” and the ones vital of the federal government will have to be heard.
In a Twitter publish, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi mentioned, “Telling the truth is patriotism, not treason and listening to the truth is ‘rajdharma’, while crushing the truth is arrogance. Do not fear.”
Left events, too, hailed the Supreme Court’s route to the Centre and states to stay in abeyance all pending lawsuits with recognize to the Section 124A of the IPC (sedition), until the central executive completes the promised workout to rethink and reconsider the supply. The CPI(M) and the CPI advised the court docket to scrap the regulation altogether.
TMC’s Mahua Moitra termed it a “a great day for democracy”.
BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli mentioned the SC order will have to be considered within the context of the recommendation of the government that it wishes to re-examine the matter.
“No political party other than BJP had the courage to do this in the last 75 years. The historic mistake done by the Congress govt is being rectified by BJP. Congress has misused sedition law in all its ruling states,” BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia mentioned.