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Guj court issues arrest warrant against journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

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A court in Gujarat’s Mundra in Kutch district on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against senior journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta in a defamation suit filed by the Adani Group. “…accused stands charged with complaint under section 500 of IPC. You are hereby directed to arrest the said accused and to produce him before me,” Judicial Magistrate Pradeep Soni […]

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Need to decriminalise defamation, say experts

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New Delhi, Sep 9 IANS) While Britain has amended its laws to decriminalise defamation, in India the issue is still being debated with journalists often being harassed on the basis of libel, said experts here Monday. According to journalist Aniruddha Bahal of online magazine cobrapost.com, defamation laws in India were used to harass journalists with […]

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