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Freedom of Speech and Expression Extends even to Social Media
Bivas Chatterjee 8 May 2021

Freedom of Speech and Expression Extends even to Social Media

Part - III, Article 19 of Constitution of India says,

19. Protection of certain rights regarding freedom of speech, etc.—(1) All citizens shall have the right—

(a) to freedom of speech and expression;

Freedom of speech is one of the most important and cherished right of a democratic country, and India being the world's largest democracy and having world's largest written constitution, our highest court that is Hon'ble Supreme Court of India is always guarding this precious constitutional right. In one of landmark judgement in The Chief Election Commissioner of India Versus M.R Vijayabhaskar & Ors., in Civil Appeal No. 1767 of 2021 decided on May 6, 2021, uphold the sanctity and holiness of this constitutional right. In this celebrated judgement Hon'ble Supreme Court of India even discussed on the freedom of expression in the present day media including Social Media.

Challenging the order of Hon'ble High Court and large scale social media coverage of verbal observation of the Hon'ble High Court the present application was filed. 

Some important part of this judgement is discussed below:

 

 

 





For details please read the entire judgement : 

The Chief Election Commissioner of India Versus M.R Vijayabhaskar & Ors.

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