Freedom of Speech

In a new book published this month, “Republic of Rhetoric: Free Speech and the Constitution of India” (Penguin, 2017), I argue that the enactment of the Constitution in 1950 made little substantive difference to the right to free speech since many of the colonial-era restrictions on free speech (sedition, hate speech, obscenity, contempt of court, and defamation) were retained and even strengthened in independent India. I would like to invite interested readers to read further.

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  1. Read Abhinav Chandrachud book. Summary of law reports have been condensed in the para and passages. A good compliation of case laws on particular article of constitution and sections of penal code.Abhinav needs to read Willis. Original thoughts are expected rather than quotes of Jackson or Holmes.

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