The result of an act of sedition should be violence or public disorder or an attempt to cause violence/public disorder, otherwise it cannot be called sedition.


This explainer discusses the legal provisions relating to sedition and the difference between sedition and freedom of speech. It primarily deals with the law laid out in the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 under which seditious material can be confiscated.


What is the difference between sedition and defamation?

Is sedition a crime all over the world?

Can foreigners be booked for an act of sedition?

I have spoken about the lack of funds in the Public Distribution System and have criticized the government for it. Will there be sedition charges against me?

Can I be booked for sedition for writing against the government in a private chat with a friend?