Oct 05, 2020
SFLC.in sent its recommendations to the Criminal Reforms Committee on 16th September 2020. Our recommendations covered criminal sanctions against free speech offences mainly Sedition(Section 124-A of Indian Penal Code) and Criminal Defamation(Section 499 and 500 of IPC).
Jul 08, 2015
Subramaniam Swamy, petitioner, is a politician from the State of Tamil Nadu. The petitioner has challenged provisions of the Indian Penal Code that criminalize defamation in India, namely Section 499 (defines defamation1) and Section 500 (provides punishment for the offense2) before the Supreme Court of India.