Dissent cannot be termed seditious, says SC because it junks plea towards Farooq Abdullah

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (March 3) mentioned the expression of views which are totally different from the opinion of the government can’t be termed seditious, because it dismissed a PIL towards the previous Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah for making statements towards the scrapping of Article 370.

A bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hemant Gupta mentioned dissent can’t be termed seditious. The top courtroom statement got here on a plea filed by Rajat Sharma and others by advocate Shiv Sagar Tiwari. The top courtroom additionally imposed a superb of Rs 50,000 on the petitioners for submitting the plea towards Abdullah. The plea cited alleged remarks made by Abdullah that he sought assist of China and Pakistan towards India on Article 370.

The National Conference (NC) had rubbished studies that its patron Farooq Abdullah, throughout a tv interview, mentioned that Article 370 of the Constitution will be restored within the Kashmir Valley with China`s assist. “The act of Abdullah is very serious against the interest of the nation therefore he deserves to be removed from the Parliament”, mentioned the plea.

The plea contended that Abdullah`s assertion is anti-national and seditious and government must be directed to take acceptable motion declaring him as underserving candidate to be a member of Parliament. “For that if the action of Farooq Abdullah is allowed and he is allowed to continue as member of Parliament, it would amount to approval of all anti-national activities by anyone in India”, added the plea.

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