Republic of dissent: Gandhi’s sedition trial
A recounting of the trial in 1922 that marks the conflict between obedience of the law of the land and obedience to one’s moral duty
Academician Harmik Vaishnav observes, “It was a trial not on the standpoint of law, but on the standpoint of morality”
NEW DELHI : The news had spread all over India that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was facing punishment for voicing people’s demand for freedom. Gandhi was charged with sedition under section 124-A for writing three politically sensitive articles in his weekly journal Young India. The charges against him were of “bringing or attempting to excite disaffection towards His Majesty’s Government established by law in British India".