Defamation; Rashtra Deepika Vs. Vinaya N.A. [Kerala High Court, 23-06-2017]

Defamation – News & Publications – Defamatory Publication – Compensation for – Loss of Reputation – Burden of Proof – If the publication made is perse defamatory, then the burden is on the person made the publication to prove that he is justified in making the same as fair comment, justification […]

Mere publication of an imputation concerning a person does not itself constitute defamation

The Madhya Pradesh High Court Bench at Gwalior on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 in Suman Sehgal Vs. Santosh Dhakad held that mere publication of an imputation concerning a person does not itself constitute defamation. A person will not be guilty of this offence unless he intends that the words should harm the […]

Section 66A I.T. Act; Shreya Singhal Vs. Union of India [Supreme Court of India, 24-03-2015]

Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 is struck down in its entirety being violative of Article 19(1)(a) and not saved under Article 19(2). IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CRIMINAL/CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION (J. Chelameswar) and (R.F. Nariman) JJ. March 24, 2015 WRIT PETITION (CRIMINAL) NO.167 OF 2012 SHREYA SINGHAL […]