Person cannot be booked for wishing happy independence day to Pakistan on WhatsApp: Supreme Court

The Court said every citizen has the fundamental right to extend good wishes to citizens of the other countries on their respective independence days and the same cannot attract any penal offence.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed a hate speech case under Section 153A of the India Penal Code (IPC) against a college professor (petitioner) booked by the Maharashtra Police for putting up WhatsApp status criticising abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution and wishing independence day to Pakistan [Javed Ahmad Hajam v. State of Maharashtra and Another].

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