Defamation News

Congress manifesto 2019: Party vows to omit sedition law, criminal defamation

Congress manifesto: "Sedition has been misused and, in any event, has become redundant because of subsequent laws," the manifesto read. Rahul Gandhi announced the manifesto in Delhi today

Defamation case over voter deletion claims: Arvind Kejriwal, four others summoned

The complainant further claimed that Atishi and Manoj Kumar, too, addressed a press conference alleging that 30 lakh voters’ names were deleted from the list.


Mumbai woman creates fake FB page, posts derogatory remarks about chemist’s family

An officer from Ghatkopar police station said A More, the chemist, approached them on June 8. He said someone had created a Facebook page in the name of ‘Pawan Karegaonkar’.

Trump lawyer to seek halt to porn star's lawsuit

In the defamation-case filing, Cohen raised the possibility of invoking his constitutional right under the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination if the stay is not granted, which would allow him to refuse to testify.

Defamation Suit: Arvind Kejriwal in the clear but case against Kumar Vishwas to continue

The defamation suit against AAP leader Kumar Vishwas will continue as he has not offered to settle the matter. Jaitley, Kejriwal and four other AAP leaders had moved a joint settlement plea before two different judges of the High Court.

Defamation, not at the cost of gagging free speech

The curtailment of an individual writer or author's freedom of speech and expression should never be lightly viewed. Any person who feels that his good name is being tarnished is entitled to vindicate himself by filing for damages. But to gag the press is illogical.


Speak no evil

Supreme Court has upheld criminal defamation, leaving important public misgivings unaddressed.

Unfree speech

Laws of defamation and contempt must be seen as lingering anachronisms.

For the Record: Watchdogs respond to whistles and whistles need whistleblowers

The NSE complains that an article published on June 19 by Sucheta Dalal and Debashish Basu on is per se defamatory.

Bombay High Court directs NSE to pay Rs 50 lakh damages in Moneylife case

A single bench of high court also directed NSE to pay Rs 50 lakh in damages. According to the high court order, the National Stock Exchange will have to pay Rs 1.5 lakh each as damages to Basu and Dalal.