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An assured way to entrench bigotry is to drive it underground.
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Why spare the legislature, executive and judiciary?
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.
Security has been tightened around the Supreme Court complex in the national capital after the Delhi Police received an anonymous letter threatening to blow up the court. The Hindustan Times quoted un...