Criticism of government not sedition, majoritarianism cannot be the law: Justice Deepak Gupta

The tendency to bracket people as anti-national for having a different point of view and criticised the trend of social media trolling due to which people are scared to express their views.
Supreme Court judge Justice Deepak Gupta

Supreme Court judge Justice Deepak Gupta gave a stirring speech today on Law of Sedition and Freedom of Expression.

He was giving the Valedictory address on the topic “Law of sedition in India and Freedom of Expression” at the Workshop of Lawyers organised by Praleen Public Charitable Trust and Lecture Committee at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Berating the recent tendencies to stifle free speech by governments in power using the law of sedition, Justice Gupta in a strongly worded address reminded that in a first past the post system, majoritarianism cannot be the law and minority also has the right to express its views.

Justice Gupta also came down upon the tendency to bracket people as anti-national for having a different point of view and criticised the trend of social media trolling due to which people are scared to express their views.

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