In his new book, Gautam Bhatia argues that T Sareetha V/s Venkata Subbaiah represents a uniquely transformative moment in Indian constitutional history
Gautam Bhatia is a practicing advocate, and the author of Offend, Shock, or Disturb: Free Speech under the Indian Constitution.
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.
15/05/2016 10:02 AM IST
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