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Criminal Defamation- A road to abolition

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Siddharth Sijoria The Supreme Court verdict upholding the constitutional validity of criminal defamation under sections 499 and 500 is timely and conforms to the larger societal needs. The court has correctly opined that the right to freedom of speech under Indian constitution is not unbounded but is limited by imposition of reasonable restriction to prevent […]

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Understanding the Law of Sedition

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Siddharth Sijoria The Famous American Judge ,Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes had declared in 1929 that “If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought — not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought we hate.” Our Constitution too accommodates […]

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