Senior Congress leader and party spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s article on sedition and free speech has appeared in the latest edition of pro-RSS journal ‘Organiser’.
Singhvi has termed it as a “victory of Indian Constitution”, the fact that the journal repeatedly approached him and he finally agreed to write for it. The Congress leader makes a strong case for free speech while referring to freedom of expression and sedition as being “strange bedfellows”.
In his article, he cautions against overuse of the sections on sedition in the IPC and goes on to acknowledge as “reprehensible” the recent controversial utterances by AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. But, he adds that even those utterances don’t qualify as sedition