While quashing the sedition case that was filed against Vinod Dua who is a journalist by profession, the Hon’ble apex court pronounced that the citizen has the right to criticize the government and its policy until it is not creating resentment among people that may incite them to violence.
Further, the Hon’ble two-judge bench consisting of Hon’ble Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and Hon’ble Justice Vineet Saran also clarifies the instances where section 124A can be attracted. The Hon’ble court says that words or expression that is said must be with the notorious intention of creating public disorder or disturbance of laws and orders to attract section 124A of Indian penal code, 1860.
Concerning Vinod Dua, the court says that any of his actions cannot be termed as implying sedition unlike what is claimed by the BJP leader. Further Hon’ble court says that utmost his cation can be termed as the expression of disapprobation of the action of the government.