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Rahul Gandhi appears before Surat court in defamation case over remark on 'Modi' surname; pleads 'not guilty'
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Rahul Gandhi appears before Surat court in defamation case over remark on 'Modi' surname; pleads 'not guilty'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is expected to appear before a magisterial court in Surat on Thursday to defend himself in a criminal defamation case filed against him

Gujarat court exempts Rahul Gandhi from personally appearing in criminal defamation case over remark on 'Modi surname'
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Gujarat court exempts Rahul Gandhi from personally appearing in criminal defamation case over remark on 'Modi surname'

The Gujarat court had earlier issued summons to Rahul Gandhi on a criminal defamation complaint filed on 16 April by BJP MLA Purnesh Modi.

Gujarat court reissues summons to Rahul Gandhi in defamation case filed by BJP worker for remark against Amit Shah
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Gujarat court reissues summons to Rahul Gandhi in defamation case filed by BJP worker for remark against Amit Shah

A Gujarat court issued fresh summons to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi directing him to appear in a criminal defamation suit filed against him by a local BJP leader for remarks against Amit Shah.

Pinarayi Vijayan admits 119 booked for 'objectionable' social media posts in Kerala since 2017
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Pinarayi Vijayan admits 119 booked for 'objectionable' social media posts in Kerala since 2017

Kerala government has admitted that 119 cases were slapped for posting objectionable comments on social media against CM Pinarayi Vijayan in the last three years.

'Is this a case of murder': SC orders immediate release of Prashant Kanojia, pulls up UP Police for arbitrary arrest of journalist
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'Is this a case of murder': SC orders immediate release of Prashant Kanojia, pulls up UP Police for arbitrary arrest of journalist

Journalist Prashant Kanojia was arrested for defamation for tweeting a video of a woman who professed her love for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Prashant Kanojia's arrest underscores need to revisit law on criminal defamation, restrictions on right to free speech
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Prashant Kanojia's arrest underscores need to revisit law on criminal defamation, restrictions on right to free speech

Today, fear of criminal sanctions under the law of criminal defamation forces people to refrain from exercising their right to freedom of speech and expression.

Congress promise to repeal criminal defamation, sedition nonsense, impractical, says jurist Soli Sorabjee
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Congress promise to repeal criminal defamation, sedition nonsense, impractical, says jurist Soli Sorabjee

Noted jurist Soli Sorabjee has dubbed as nonsense and "impractical the promises made by the Congress in its election manifesto that it would repeal the colonial-era laws on criminal defamation and sedition if voted to power in the upcoming general election.

Priya Ramani gets bail in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar on surety of Rs 10,000; next hearing on 10 April
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Priya Ramani gets bail in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar on surety of Rs 10,000; next hearing on 10 April

Journalist Priya Ramani on Monday got bail in the criminal defamation case filed against her by former Union minister MJ Akbar. He had sued her for defamation after several women, including Ramani, accused Akbar of sexual misconduct during his years as an editor and a journalist amid the #MeToo movement in India.

#MeToo India: Priya Ramani to appear in Delhi court today in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar
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#MeToo India: Priya Ramani to appear in Delhi court today in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar

Journalist Priya Ramani is expected to appear in a Delhi court on Monday morning in connection with a defamation case filed by former Union minister MJ Akbar over allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him amid the #MeToo movement in India in 2018.

Kolkata Police's success in defamation action against Arnab Goswami's Republic TV on shaky ground: Here's why
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Kolkata Police's success in defamation action against Arnab Goswami's Republic TV on shaky ground: Here's why

If the Kolkata Police intend to follow through with their threat and initiate defamation proceedings against the Republic TV, they will need to make some decisions. First, whether to initiate civil or criminal proceedings, or both? The letter refers to a "defamation suit", indicating civil action.

'Scorpion on shivling' remark controversy: Criminal defamation suit filed against Shashi Tharoor; Congress MP calls its 'frivolous'
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'Scorpion on shivling' remark controversy: Criminal defamation suit filed against Shashi Tharoor; Congress MP calls its 'frivolous'

A criminal defamation complaint has been filed against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor before a court here for his alleged "scorpion" remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

MJ Akbar removes Minister of State for External Affairs from Twitter bio after furore in media
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MJ Akbar removes Minister of State for External Affairs from Twitter bio after furore in media

Despite having stepped down as the Minister of State for External Affairs following the rising demand for his dismissal and the many complaints of sexual harassment a week ago, MJ Akbar's Twitter bio still states that he is the Minister of State for External Affairs.

Priya Ramani damaged MJ Akbar’s reputation built over 40 yrs, says lawyer; ex-minister to depose on 31 Oct
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Priya Ramani damaged MJ Akbar’s reputation built over 40 yrs, says lawyer; ex-minister to depose on 31 Oct

Taking cognisanse of the criminal defamation plea filed by MJ Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani, a Delhi court has fixed the matter for 31 October.

MJ Akbar resigns: #TimesUp for the politician and predator, but it's time for the author to cut losses, move on
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MJ Akbar resigns: #TimesUp for the politician and predator, but it's time for the author to cut losses, move on

MJ Akbar’s resignation following the allegations made against him as part of the #MeToo movement came too late

MJ Akbar resigns: Editors Guild of India calls on ex-minister to 'display grace to withdraw defamation case'
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MJ Akbar resigns: Editors Guild of India calls on ex-minister to 'display grace to withdraw defamation case'

Editors Guild of India hopes that Akbar will display the grace to withdraw the criminal defamation case he has filed.

MJ Akbar resignation big victory for #MeToo: Real troubles for ex-minister may begin during defamation hearing
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MJ Akbar resignation big victory for #MeToo: Real troubles for ex-minister may begin during defamation hearing

Akbar’s exit is as much of a jolt to the political species as it is to the exalted profession of journalism, which had engendered and tolerated sexual harassment of female subordinates by their male bosses. And the minister’s resignation is not just a huge victory for the #MeToo crusade: it will also go down in history as a humongous landmark in the Indian women’s fight for their rights.

MJ Akbar resigns: Junior minister says 'appropriate to step down' from MEA post as he fights 'false accusations' in court
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MJ Akbar resigns: Junior minister says 'appropriate to step down' from MEA post as he fights 'false accusations' in court

MJ Akbar resigned from the External Affairs Ministry a day before a court is scheduled to hear his criminal defamation suit against Priya Ramani.

MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani: Junior minister tries to exhaust one accuser through legal means, and system might just allow it
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MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani: Junior minister tries to exhaust one accuser through legal means, and system might just allow it

Had the current laws been in place when the women suffered at the hands of MJ Akbar, they could have approached the police or the internal complaints committeeat the organisations where he worked.

Criminal defamation law: As MJ Akbar files case against Priya Ramani, it's time to re-examine this instrument
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Criminal defamation law: As MJ Akbar files case against Priya Ramani, it's time to re-examine this instrument

While the gravity of the defamation law was subdued by one stroke, the law of contempt which deters even ‘constructive criticism’ and highlighting of genuine cases of judicial corruption, still remains unbridled.