An act is seditious if your act results in people feeling hatred or contempt towards the Government. A person commits sedition if they use either spoken or written words or gestures, aimed at encouraging people to1 :
- Disobey the authority of the Government, or
- Resist the authority of the Government.
These actions should lead people to resort to violence and create public disorder. An attempt to make people disobey or resist the Government through acts of public disorder or violence may also be an act of sedition. 20
- Section 124A, Indian Penal Code, 1860.
- Nazir Khan v. State of Delhi, 2003 (8) S.C.C. 461.