New Delhi, May 11: The Supreme Court ordered that Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises the offence of sedition be kept in abeyance till the government's exercise of reviewing the law is complete.
A bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli also asked the Central government and States not to register any cases under Section 124A.
It added that if such cases are registered in future, the parties are at liberty to approach the court and the court has to expeditiously dispose of the same.
The apex court also said that those already booked under Section 124A IPC and are in jail can approach the concerned courts for bail. It would be appropriate to put the provision on abeyance.