The Maharashtra government has issued some guidelines on slapping of sedition charges on any person.
It is an offence against the state as enumerated in Section 124A of IPC, an 1860 Act ratified by the British.
If Roy is charged for sedition, she will join a league of eminent people booked under the controversial law.
Here are some facts on what constitutes sedition and its punishment under the Indian Penal Code.
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