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Gautam Bhatia

Advocate, author

Gautam Bhatia is a practicing advocate, and the author of Offend, Shock, or Disturb: Free Speech under the Indian Constitution.
The Supreme Court's Criminal Defamation Judgment: Glaringly

The Supreme Court's Criminal Defamation Judgment: Glaringly Flawed

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