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Azam Khan Case: Freedom of Speech and Expression – Day 8 Arguments

On 05.10.2017 the Supreme Court heard arguments on the 8th day of the Azam Khan case regarding the right to freedom of speech and expression. Mr Salve and Mr Nariman argued that in India there was no legislation in the nature of a Civil Rights Act by which citizens might enforce fundamental rights against private parties. Article 19(2)… Read More

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Azam Khan Case: Freedom of Speech and Expression – Day 1 – 7 Arguments

On 29th July 2016, a young girl and her mother were allegedly gang-raped on National Highway 91, while passing through Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. When the victim filed a complaint, Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan made a statement terming it a ‘political conspiracy against the Uttar Pradesh Government’. The victims approached the Supreme Court and filed a writ petition… Read More

In 2014, Dr. Subramanium Swamy made corruption allegations against Ms. Jayalathitha, the then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister. In response, Tamil Nadu State Government filed defamation cases against Dr. Swamy. Dr. Swamy, joined by prominent politicians such as Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal, filed a writ petition challenging the constitutionality of the Criminal Defamation law in… Read More