Rajnish Optimist 145 Questions 255 Answers 237 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Rajnish Asked: January 30, 20212021-01-30T01:09:07+05:30 2021-01-30T01:09:07+05:30In: UPSC PRELIMS What is Sedition law? What is meant by Sedition law or Article 124a? articlespolity Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Sagar 31 Questions 177 Answers 34 Best Answers 572 Points View Profile Best Answer Sagar 2021-01-30T01:34:16+05:30Added an answer on January 30, 2021 at 1:34 am About Sedition Law: Sedition law is defined as any action that brings or attempts to bring hatred or contempt towards the Government of India. It falls under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). sedition law is a non-bailable offense. Punishment under the law ranges from probation to a life sentence and a fine of up to three years. It is unlikely for a person charged under this law to apply for a government job. They have to live without a passport and have to appear in court as and when necessary. Thomas Babington Macaulay drafted the Sedition law, which was included in the IPC in 1870. Almost any type of speech is covered by the provision: words “either spoken or written,” signs, as well as “visible representation.” The clause was made even more rigid in 1898 and amended to include “contempt”, “hatred”, and “disloyalty” within the definition of “disaffection”, as it was difficult for the colonial authorities to obtain convictions on the grounds of demonstrating “disaffection” alone. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions What is Pathalgadi? What is Bodo Accord?