Bombay HC declines interim relief to woman booked for remarks against Thackerays, State says it will not arrest her if she cooperates

Orally observing that the Constitutional right to free speech was not absolute, the Court refused interim protection from arrest to a woman booked by the Mumbai and Palghar police for the allegedly offensive remarks
Bombay HC declines interim relief to woman booked for remarks against Thackerays, State says it will not arrest her if she cooperates
Bombay High Court

After orally observing that the freedom of speech and expression under Article 19 of the Constitution of India was not an absolute right, the Bombay High Court on Friday refused interim protection from arrest to a woman booked by the Mumbai and Palghar police for the allegedly offensive remarks.

The woman has been accused of making certain statements against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and the Tourism and Environment Minister in the Maharashtra State Government, Aaditya Thackeray (Sunaina Holey v. The State of Maharashtra).

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