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  1. Subramanian Swamy v. UoI: Unanswered Arguments

    By Anna Liz Thomas A lot has been made of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Subramanian Swamy v. Union of India, finding criminal defamation laws in India, encapsulated in sections 499 and 500 of the IPC and section 199 of the CrPC, constitutional. Most public… Read More

  2. CCG analyses on the Criminal Defamation ruling

    Written by Nakul Nayak Since the Supreme Court’s May 13th ruling on the constitutionality of criminal defamation laws in India, CCG has come out with two op-eds on the shortcomings of the judgment. In today’s Indian Express, Chinmayi Arun (Executive Director of CCG) raises important questions surrounding the implications of… Read More

  3. Supreme Court finds Criminal Defamation Constitutional

    Written by Nakul Nayak Today, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court found criminal defamation as constitutionally valid. Recall that the Supreme Court had reserved judgment in this matter in August last year after extensive hearings. Leaders from across the political divide, including Subramanian Swamy, Arvind Kejriwal,… Read More

  4. Delhi HC Grants Bail to Kanhaiya: A Pyrrhic Victory

    Written by Nakul Nayak Yesterday, the Delhi High Court granted interim bail of six months to JNU Students Union President Kanhaiya Kumar. Until the bail order, Kanhaiya was in judicial custody for his alleged role in sloganeering at the JNU campus on the anniversary of Afzal Guru’s death… Read More

  5. Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal get their own version of YouTube

    Written by Nakul Nayak In a significant development, Google announced yesterday that it has launched a localized version of its immensely popular video-sharing website YouTube in Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. With this launch, users in these countries will access country-specific homepages. Moreover the architecture of the… Read More

  6. Allahabad High Court Rules on Criminal Contempt

    Written by Nakul Nayak In a recent decision [In Re: KK Mishra @ Balram], the Allahabad High Court found an advocate guilty of contempt of court. The Court sentenced the advocate to six months in simple imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 2000. The accused advocate… Read More

  7. Bihar Elections '15: A Hate Speech Examination

    Written by Nakul Nayak The recent state elections in Bihar witnessed the return of Lalu Prasad Yadav as a key political player in the state. However, the elections were also notable for the bitter exchanges between the contesting parties in their election rallies and advertisements. On November 7,… Read More

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