Kanhaiya Kumar, Aseem Trivedi, Binayak Sen, Arundhati Roy, and Owaisi are well-known for high-profile sedition charges imposed on them. Although Thomas Macaulay, who originally drafted the Indian Penal Code in 1837, included the law on sedition (Sec. 113 of the draft code), it was not inserted in the final draft of the code enacted in 1860; this omission was considered accidental. Later, in 1890, sedition was included under section 124A IPC through Special Act XVII. But, obviously, it was subjected to massive misuse.
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