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2019 Lok Sabha elections, Defamation, RSS, Rahul Gandhi

A bold new stand: Why Rahul Gandhi is ready to take on the RSS

The Congress president is stronger than ever before to face the Sangh's defamation suit head-on.

POLITICS

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Modi government, Congress, Rahul Gandhi, Defamation

Modi must slap defamation case against Rahul Gandhi

The PM should call the Congress vice president's bluff over the Sahara papers.

POLITICS

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Supreme Court, Defamation, Sedition

By not striking against sedition, Supreme Court let itself down

The Indian Constitution is guided by a concept of 'reasonableness' especially against intimidation.

POLITICS

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Subramanian Swamy, Defamation, Jayalalithaa

Even after SC rap, will Jayalalithaa stop dialling D for defamation?

Between 2011 and 2016, Tamil Nadu government has filed defamation cases against anyone daring to lift their index finger against the CM.

POLITICS

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Arvind Kejriwal, Rahul Gandhi, Subramanian Swamy, Defamation

SC's verdict on criminal defamation is a mistake

A balance must be found between an individual's right to not be unfairly attacked and the public good such an act may perform.

POLITICS

 |  Court Marshal  |  4-minute read
Free Speech, IPC, Defamation, Supreme Court

Why it is better to shut up than be sued in India

SC allows us to file both civil and criminal case for defamation, which has a chilling effect on free speech.

POLITICS

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Indian Judiciary, Indian Courts, Defamation

Defamation judgment shows India's courts put failed writers to shame

When the common man in a semi-literate country awaits justice, should lawmakers indulge in verbal diarrhoea?

POLITICS

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Rahul Gandhi, Subramanian Swamy, Supreme Court, Defamation

Why SC's dismissal of plea on defamation law is significant

Cases against politicians like Subramanian Swamy, Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal will go on.

POLITICS

 |  Out of Order  |  6-minute read
IT Act, Freedom of Speech, Online Harassment, Defamation

Criminalise @LutyensInsider, decriminalise defamation

While filing a case of sexual harassment and stalking by journalist Swati Chaturvedi sets an important precedent against online harassment, section 499 is problematic.