Aditya is a lawyer practicing in the Bombay High Court. He holds degrees in law from Columbia University and the University of Pune. While at Columbia, he studied Argumentative Journalism at the Columbia School of Journalism. Aditya has also worked as a research assistant on the upcoming third edition of ‘Datar on Constitution’ a leading commentary on the Constitution of India.
In effect, The Supreme Court says that different, more stringent standards apply to speech related to personalities of the "historically respected" kind. They are entitled to more deference than the common man. It ends with the shocking line, "we do not intend to express any opinion that freedom of speech gives liberty to offend."
It's not good enough to dehumanise the masses. If we can help it, we don't even want to see them. The unspoken logic behind Mumbai's 'sea view premium' is at least partly to cloud out the slums that dot every area in the city.
The year was 1927 and Mohammad Hidayatullah, a young Indian from a literary family, had just been enrolled at Cambridge. He was eager to take in the drama scene, but had a problem. When he was a boy, his father had prohibited him from seeing a play called <em>Nao Tanki</em>.