The Supreme Court has issued key directives on the treason law. The Supreme Court made a sensational decision imposing a stay on the treason law. The Center and the states have been directed not to register cases under treason until the provisions of the Treason Act are reviewed by the Union Home Ministry. Governments have been instructed not to register any cases under the Treason Act 124A. However, the apex court said those already serving sentences under the case could file a bail petition.
Meanwhile, many politicians are reacting to the law. Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, PDF party chief Mahbooba Mufti responded. Mahbooba Mufti alleged that treason cases are being filed against those who speak for rights in our country and also against those who write “Akbar”. Students and rights activists are incensed that treason cases are being filed.
He also said that India would be like Sri Lanka in the days to come if students, journalists and rights activists in our country were not charged with treason. Mahbooba Mufti said that there was a clash between Buddhists, Christians and Muslims in Sri Lanka in the name of nationalism and similar situations were likely to arise in India. She urged the ruling BJP to stop religious tensions and the majority’s argument that the party was recovering from the situation in Sri Lanka.