Navigating the Legal Landscape: Defamation Laws in India

  • Khushnoor Kaur
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  • Khushnoor Kaur

    Student at Amity University Rajasthan, India

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In India, defamation law is a constantly changing area that is influenced by a complex interplay between statutory requirements, judicial interpretations, and socio-cultural factors. This essay aims to offer a thorough examination of the various facets of Indian defamation law, clarifying its legislative background and significant court rulings. The paper explores the statutory provisions controlling defamation under the Indian Penal Code and the Civil Law regime. It looks at the components of defamation, such as the differences between slander and libel, and the defences that can be used by the accused. The text examines notable court rulings that have influenced the development of defamation law in India, highlighting the subtle differences in judicial interpretation and implementation. This study seeks to promote a broader understanding of defamation law in India by examining the intricate relationships between legal concepts, judicial decisions, and societal dynamics. This will enable informed discourse and future advances in this important field of law.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 1620 - 1631


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