'Different Views from Govt not sedition': SC junks PIL against Farooq Abdullah
Supreme Court made an important comment that 'the expression of opinions which are different from the opinion of the government and disagreeable opinion cannot be called treason.
New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah has received a major relief from the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court rejected a petition filed in Jammu and Kashmir regarding the removal of Article 370. A petition was filed in the Supreme Court for issuing orders for treason proceedings against former Jammu and Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah.
Supreme Court Order:
In this case, the Supreme Court made an important comment that 'the expression of opinions which are different from the opinion of the government and disagreeable opinion cannot be called treason.
A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, while refusing to consider the PIL against former Jammu and Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah, said that expression of opinions other than the opinion of the government cannot be termed as traitor.
This petition demanded that a case of treason be filed against Farooq Abdullah in view of his statement. The Supreme Court has dismissed the petition for treason filed against Farooq Abdullah. Along with this, a fine of Rs 50,000 has also been imposed on the petitioner.
A person named Rajat Sharma had filed a petition in the court. He demanded an order to carry out sedition proceedings against Farooq Abdullah. For making a statement against Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
It was said in the petition that Farooq Abdullah has taken anti-national and anti-national actions. Not only the Home Ministry should take legal action against them, but their Parliament membership should also be canceled. If he is continued as a Member of Parliament, it means that anti-national activities are being accepted in India and it will harm the unity of the country. '