Restrictions On Freedom Of Speech And Expression

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Freedom of Speech and Expression
The Preamble of Indian Constitution starts with “ We the people..” and secures its citizens Justice, Equality, Liberty, Fraternity and so on. Constitution aims to provide justice to all. Constitution establishes Freedom and also guarantees different rights incorporated in itself that are self protected. The concept “ Freedom of speech and expression” has been borrowed from American constitution , but its emergence can be easily depicted from Jurisprudence as defined by several jurists in there different theories mainly Ancient theories, medieval theories, Renaissance theories, and Modern theories. These theories are a part of Natural Law, and freedom of speech and expression also serves as basic law to every citizen of society.

Restrictions on Freedom of Speech and Expression
Article 19 (1) (a) protects Right to freedom of speech and expression which are available against the state only. The freedoms guaranteed in article 19 (1) (a) are not absolute or exhaustive which means there are some reasonable restrictions for the public good. The reasonable restrictions are provided in article 19 (2) has certain restrictions as it does not protects violent and provoking words that can lead to fight, abusive language, inciting or provoking a person to commit henious crime, Defamation, violence and destruction among public order and security of state, contempt of court and harm to friendly relations with foreign states and much more.

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