Munawar Farooqi And The Violation Of Freedom Of Speech And Expression

Kartik Pathak, BML Munjal University


India as a nation has made great strides in ensuring that the Freedom of Speech and Expression of the citizens is not violated in any way. In this paper I have discussed the provisions regarding Freedom of Speech and Expression with light to the incident that had occurred in Indore on New Year’s Eve with comedian Munawar Farooqi. A comprehensive study of Article 19 along with various tests such as the offense principle have been discussed which have led to the conclusion of violation of freedom of speech and expression and also to the conclusion that Munawar Farooqi’s freedom of speech and expression has been violated.

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

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