Sedition law: Immediate relief unlikely for terror, Naxalism accused


The SC’s interim order on Section 124A may not bring relief to those accused or chargesheeted in cases relating to terrorism or the urban Naxal network, investigated either by NIA or other agencies. For, the sedition provision is almost never used as a standalone charge in such cases and is invariably combined with more stringent laws like the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Arms Act, and Explosives Act, etc.