Society's outrage not ground to suppress free speech: Delhi court rejects complaint against Kerala MLA KT Jaleel for comments on Kashmir

The court said that freedom of speech protects actions that the society may find very offensive and society's outrage alone is not a justification for suppressing free speech.
MLA KT Jaleel with Rouse Avenue Courts
MLA KT Jaleel with Rouse Avenue CourtsFacebook

Freedom of speech protects actions that the society may find very offensive and society's outrage alone is not a justification for suppressing free speech, a Delhi court observed while dismissing a complaint against Kerala Member MLA KT Jaleel for his allegedly controversial remarks on Kashmir [GS Mani v Commissioner of Police Delhi & Ors].

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