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When many lawyers advised me to file a case of malicious litigation against Arindam Chaudhuri and the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), I wasn't convinced. Having achieved my primary...
In a judgment delivered today, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court rejected the constitutional challenge to criminal defamation, and upheld the validity of Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code. The opinion was written by Justice Dipak Misra. In this post, I shall discuss the judgment which, unfortunately, commits several glaring errors.