Supreme Court On Sedition: Dumping Of Bodies In Rivers Echoes In SC, Court Takes A Sarcastic Dig At Sedition Cases

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Supreme Court on May 31 put on hold Andhra Pradesh's action against two TV channels & issued notice to the state government asserting, "It's time we define limits of sedition.” The Andhra Pradesh government should not take any coercive steps against Telugu news channels TV 5 & ABN Andhra Jyoti, the Supreme Court said. The Andhra TV channels were charged in an FIR with sedition allegedly for airing the comments of a rebel MP of Andhra Pradesh's ruling YSR Congress, Kanumuri Raghurama Krishnam Raju. At a separate hearing on Covid-19 vaccination, the word "sedition" came up again in a caustic remark by Justice Chandrachud. Justice L Nageswara Rao noted that pictures of "a dead body being picked up and thrown in a river" were seen on TV on May 30. Justice DY Chandrachud remarked whether any sedition case has been filed against a news channel for showing a dead body being thrown in the river. The Balrampur CMO responded to the video that went viral on social media showing two men in PPE suit throwing body in the river from Rapti river bridge.

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