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Maharashtra Govt. withdraws circular on sedition law

Mumbai, Oct.27 : The Devendra Fadnavis led-Maharashtra Government on Tuesday withdrew its circular on sedition law, which had specified the cases and the instances in which sedition charges can be applied.

The state government informed the Bombay High Court that it had withdrawn its circular on sedition law which was facing criticism from all the political parties.

The court had earlier this month extended its interim order restraining the state government from acting on its circular issued to prevent misuse of Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 124-A which deals with sedition.

According to the guidelines that were issued by the state government in its circular, sedition charges could be slapped on person who tries to incite violence or create public disorder by means of words or signs.

The circular added that sedition charges will not apply to those trying to bring change in government through legal means without hatred and contempt. (ANI)