Sedition order

Bombay High Court today directed the Maharashtra government not to implement its controversial circular on sedition till October 20.

  • Published 23.09.15
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Mumbai, Sept. 22 (PTI): Bombay High Court today directed the Maharashtra government not to implement its controversial circular on sedition till October 20.

A division bench headed by Justice V.M. Kanade asked the state to respond to two petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the August 27 circular, which has triggered a row for ostensibly trying to invoke sedition charges for criticism of the political establishment.

The bench said if the state failed to reply by October 20, the court would treat these petitions as uncontroverted.

Not long after the order, the administration promised to bring a revised version, saying the law and judiciary department "got confused with certain sentences" while translating the circular in Marathi. "The... department has now suggested corrections and soon the revised version of the circular will be presented before the court," additional chief secretary K.P. Bakshi said.

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