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.

Advocate, Bombay High Court

One comment

  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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