A total of 47 sedition cases were registered in the country in 2014 but only one person was convicted of the crime, the government said on Tuesday.

Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary told the Lok Sabha that Jharkhand accounted for 18 cases followed by Bihar (16), Kerala (5), Odisha and West Bengal (2 each) and Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh (1 each).

The lone conviction took place in Jharkhand, the minister said.