#NewDelhi: During the Narendra Modi era, sedition cases have been filed against many social activists, opposition student leaders and journalists. However, in response to a written question in Parliament today, the Home Ministry said that there is no specific definition of treason in the law. Responding to a question from AIMM leader Asauddin Owaisi, the Union Home Ministry said that although there was a law to prosecute such crimes, there was no specific explanation for what could be called treason.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityananda Rai said in a written reply that the word “traitor” is not defined in law. The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs further said that Article 31D was not in the Constitution of India of 1950. It was later added to the 1986 amendment. However, it was deleted again in 1986.
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Former Home Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram and Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju have been embroiled in controversy over the implementation and repeal of the sedition law in the current session. The Union Law Minister said that the central government is not thinking of lifting the sedition law. In this context, the statement of the former Home Minister of the country, the Minister said that the law will not be repealed However, the Union Minister did not say how many people have been arrested under the Act Kiren Rijiju raises the question, how many thousands of people were this law enforced during the UPA era? Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Rijiju said the Home Ministry was not considering any proposal to repeal Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code or the IPC.
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It is pertinent to mention here that the case of allegations of treason is filed under this section P Chidambaram 6 targeted Kiren Rijiju “The Union law minister does not even read the news of the Supreme Court hearing published in the newspaper,” he quipped. He didn’t say that either. “
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