Pakistan’s Lahore High Court on Thursday, March 30, gave a historic decision, abolishing the sedition law. Justice Shahid Karim called the sedition law arbitrary and also canceled Section 124A of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) related to sedition.
The petition was filed by Pakistani citizens
In Pakistan, for a long time, there has been strong criticism and allegations against the government for the misuse of this law by the government. For which many petitions were filed in the High Court by the citizens of Pakistan. Under one of these petitions, it was said that the government Apart from the freedom of speech, the freedom of the individual is also being violated by using this law. Also challenged in the High Court under Article 19 of the Constitution of Pakistan.
Justice Shahid Karim has been in discussion earlier also regarding the decisions
Let us tell you that in the year 2019, Justice Shahid Karim had convicted former dictator General Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, while in 2007, in the case of overturning the constitution, he was sentenced to death under treason.
What is the status of sedition law in India?
Last year, the Supreme Court suspended this law under an interim order. In May 2022, the Supreme Court directed that proceedings under Section 124A of the IPC, which makes sedition law, be stayed until the central government completes the process of reviewing the law. Would have done
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