23 September, 2022
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Hate Speech in the Media
The "visual media" has recently been referred to as the "primary medium of hate speech" by the Supreme Court.
Details about the news
Hate speech: What Is It?
The various reasons behind hate speech:
Hate speech undermines social equality by reinforcing historical oppression and marginalisation.
The Indian Constitution and hate speech: Expression and Free Speech
According to Article 19(1)(a) of the Indian Constitution, which declares that all citizens have the right to freedom of speech and expression, it is safeguarded as a basic right.
The Indian constitution has proposed a reasonable restriction, where the term reasonable should strike a balance between the proper and improper uses of this right.
Additional guidelines for hate speech:
Source: The Hindu
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