And what did the Supreme Court say about it in the Vinod Dua case?
After journalist Vinod Dua criticised the Narendra Modi government for mishandling the Covid pandemic, he was slapped with an FIR under the sedition law. The Supreme Court had to intervene and grant protection to not just Dua but, in theory at least, to other journalists as well.
So, what is sedition? When can it be applied? And what is the Kedar Nath Singh judgement the court mentioned in its ruling on Dua's case all about? Meghnad S explains.