New Delhi : Former high court judge Jaspal Singh on Saturday said laws must change with the passage of time and added that Section 124 (charges of sedition) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) is an archaic law.
“There are certain provisions which must be changed. Sedition is one of the provisions, the other one is Section 377. I agree entirely that these changes are required,” Singh told the media here.
“As far as Kanhaiya’s case is concerned, it’s under investigation. There should be changes in Section 124 as well. Law must change with the changing times and scenario. It’s an archaic law. I hope the police and the prosecutors will keep the law of the land in mind,” he added.
In wake of the sedition law row, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said that the Indian Penal Code (IPC) requires a thorough revision to meet the changing needs of the twenty-first century, even though it is model piece of legislation.
The President said there is no doubt that the IPC as a premier code for criminal law is a model piece of legislation, nevertheless, it requires a thorough revision to meet the changing needs of the twenty-first century.
He added that public prosecutors also play a crucial role in upholding the Rule of Law and that they play a key role in instilling and strengthening public confidence in the criminal justice system. (ANI)