Everything that is said is not hate speech; problem is law does not define hate speech: Supreme Court

A bench of Justices KM Joseph and BV Nagarathna, however, made it clear that not every utterance against someone can be termed hate speech and there has to be some vilification involved for it to be so categorised.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday said that there is no concrete definition of hate speech under Indian law and criminal justice system has to fall back on Section 153A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) whenever such offending speeches are made [Shaheen Abdullah vs Union of India and ors].

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