What are the conditions to be satisfied under criminal law in defamation case?

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In a criminal suit, the complainant should be able to prove the accused intended to defame him. In the absence of intention it must be established that the alleged offender had knowledge that the publication was likely to defame the person. Normal stand of proof in criminal cases, which is to prove the offence beyond… Read more »

What are conditions to be satisfied in a civil suit under defamation?

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Conditions to be satisfied in a civil suit Law defines defamatory content as one “calculated to injure the reputation of another by exposing him to hatred, contempt or ridicule.” This is the first condition required to be fulfilled under the civil remedy. Second, the claimant should be identified in the defamatory statement. It must address… Read more »