Following the Supreme Court route to maintain in abeyance all pending trials, appeals, and proceedings with respect to the cost framed below Section 124A, which offers with the offence of sedition, a number of senior politicians belonging to varied events voiced their opinion on the apex court’s decision.
Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju stated whereas he “respected the court and its independence,” there’s a “Lakshman Rekha”, or a line not meant to be crossed.
We’ve made our positions very clear & additionally knowledgeable the courtroom about intention of our PM. We respect the courtroom & its independence. But there’s a ‘Lakshman Rekha’ (line) that have to be revered by all organs of the state in letter & spirit:Law Min Kiren Rijiju on SC staying sedition pic.twitter.com/Z4vR0FUmvt
— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2022
Congress hails Supreme Court choice
The Congress hailed the Supreme Court choice saying a transparent lower message has gone to subjugators of dissent that “you can no longer suppress the voice of truth” and people essential of the federal government have to be heard.
Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi stated, “Telling the truth is patriotism, not treason and listening to the truth is ‘Rajdharma‘, while crushing the truth is arrogance. Do not fear.”
सच बोलना देशभक्ति है, देशद्रोह नहीं।
सच कहना देश प्रेम है, देशद्रोह नहीं।
सच सुनना राजधर्म है,
सच कुचलना राजहठ है।
डरो मत! pic.twitter.com/AvbWVxKh6p
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 11, 2022
Free Speech won’t be throttled by autocrats: Randeep Singh Surjewala
Welcoming the SC order, Congress normal secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala stated that the apex courtroom’s newest verdict sends a transparent message — “free Speech will not be throttled by autocrats & dictators masquerading as rulers”.
“Suppressors and subjugators sitting in citadels of power be forewarned,” the Congress chief tweeted quickly after the Supreme Court pronounced its verdict. “Speaking truth to power can’t be sedition and status quo will change,” he stated in a tweet shared by way of his official deal with.
Supreme Court has despatched a transparent message.
Suppressors & subjugators sitting in citadels of energy be forewarned – Free Speech won’t be throttled by autocrats & dictators masquerading as rulers. Speaking reality to energy can’t be sedition & establishment will change. https://t.co/oMj7jRT0Vb
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) May 11, 2022
Mahua Moitra phrases the order a ‘victory’
Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra termed it a victory. She additional talked about that it was a terrific day for democracy. “The Sediton law stands stayed. Kudos to the Supreme Court,” she famous.
Former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar additionally welcomed the “historic order” and urged the Centre and states to chorus from registering any FIRs below it, information company ANI reported.
Soon after the decision got here out, AIMIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi shared an article on Twitter he had written for a information journal final yr titled “Section 124A is not necessary to prevent insurrection.”
Prashant Bhushan lauds apex courtroom, Yechury says the regulation ought to be scrapped
Lawyer Prashant Bhushan stated: “Salute to the SC for this fine interim order preventing the rampant misuse of the sedition law.”
Welcoming the SC order, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury expressed hope that the apex courtroom would fully strike down the argument. Speaking to the media earlier within the day, Yechury stated that the CPM has all the time been towards reserving residents below this regulation.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti stated: “If our country continues to slap sedition charges on students, activists and journalists, our situation will become worse than Sri Lanka. I hope that the BJP learns a lesson from the neighbouring country and stop communal tensions and majoritarianism.”