Criminal Defamation must be avoided

Subramanian Swamy: Criminal Defamation must be avoided

Criminal Defamation must be avoided

When it comes to arguments, Dr Subramanian Swamy isn’t any. The BJP leader has recently challenged the validity of laws regarding defamation and hate speech in India. The challenge was made after the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, J. Jayalalithaa filed many defamation cases against him. The cases resulted in a non-bailable warrant issued against him for an alleged hate speech relating to mosques.

The NBW was stayed by the Supreme Court earlier. The Apex Court has additionally asked the Centre to retort to Swamy’s plea relating to defamation laws. Dr Swamy has went through a long interaction with The Sunday Guardian. Here, he stated his point of his arguments supporting his contentions.

He stated that he is not saying there’s no such issue as defamation. He said that it is you can sue somebody for defamation; however, you cannot deprive somebody of their liberty. He added that he took advantage of this to point out the necessity was urgent. He states that the reason behind this is because politicians who need to silence other politicians or the media are use the fear of arrest as a threat to chill the debate. He added that India is a democracy and here it is important to have healthy vigorous discussion.

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