Truth is no defence against publishing defamatory content when no public interest involved: Jammu and Kashmir High Court

The press has the right to expose cases of corruption and irregularities in public bodies as a custodian of public interest but such reporting should be based on irrefutable evidence, the High Court said.
High Court of J&K and Ladakh, Jammu
High Court of J&K and Ladakh, Jammu

The Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court recently remarked that truth is no defence for publishing defamatory material against a private citizen when no public interest is involved [Pritam Chand alias Pritam Singh v. Dr. Kamal Saini].

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