Calcutta High Court
Calcutta High Court

Right to free speech does not confer right to tarnish someone's reputation: Calcutta High Court

"Having a fundamental right of right to freedom of speech and expression into an individual does not confer such right in absolute form if it tarnishes the image and reputation of a person," the Court said.

The Calcutta High Court recently observed that the fundamental right to speech does not confer any right to tarnish someone's reputation in society [Soumendra Kumar Biswas vs Sheshadri Goswami].

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