"Right to be funny:" Madras High Court quashes case against CPI(ML) leader for tongue-in-cheek Facebook post

The charges were laughed out of the Court after Justice Swaminathan said that he found the invocation of certain provisions humourous.
"Right to be funny:" Madras High Court quashes case against CPI(ML) leader for tongue-in-cheek Facebook post
Justice GR Swaminathan (L), Madurai Bench of Madras High Court (R)

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court last week suggested how right to be funny can be considered as forming part of free speech under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution, while quashing a case registered against a man whose attempt at word play on Facebook went awry when the police registered a criminal case against him [Mathivanan vs. The Inspector of Police].

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