‘Great day’: Mahua Moitra on sedition law
Trinamul Congress MP Mahua Moitra was one of the petitioners who had challenged the sedition law in the Supreme Court.
“Great day for democracy…. The sedition law stands stayed. Kudos to the Supreme Court,” Moitra tweeted.
“Victory! Supreme Court stays Sec 124A — no new cases can be filed, existing cases can apply for bail & release immediately. Thank you to my lawyer Sr. Advocate Gopal Sankaranarayan for his 1 pager which swung the day!” the MP added.
The petitioners included S.G. Vombatkere, a retired major general, former Union minister Arun Shourie, the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) and the Editors Guild of India.