minister’Lakshman Rekha“Notice following the Supreme Court’s sedition order”
The controversial sedition bill will be suspended while the government reviews it and those in prison can go to court for bail, the Supreme Court ordered today.
Shortly after the order, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said that while he “respected the court and its independence”, there was a “Lakshman Rekha“that cannot be exceeded.
“We have made our positions very clear and also informed the court of the intention of our Prime Minister (Prime Minister Narendra Modi). We respect the court and its independence. But there is a ‘Lakshman Rekha’ which has been written by all organs of the state and spirit,” the justice minister told reporters.
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