Is the Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression Violating in India?

  • Adwitiya Jaiswal
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  • Adwitiya Jaiswal

    Student at KIIT School of Law, KIIT University, India

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In this paper I tried to summarise about one of the fundamental right which is violating these days often. Article 19 of constitution talks about right to freedom of speech and expression under which right to freedom of press is also interpreted. “In "Indian Express Newspapers (Bombay) Private Ltd. v. Union of India" this case it was established after observing that the term “freedom of press” is not used under Article 19 in its language but it is contained in the form of its essence within Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India. This paper also mentions how the government power supressing media and press and how rights of common people are infringing by being illegally spied by government, their personal data is leaking through malicious spyware Pegasus. Detention of people who are posting against powerful people, and all these activities are shaking the 4th pillar of democracy. Reasonable restrictions on fundamental rights are mentioned but it shouldn’t be used to exploit nation and citizens.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 1992 - 1996


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