Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Getting away with hate speeches in India

Flurry of provocative speeches by politicians during campaigning raises questions whether current laws are lax.

Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, language etc is a criminal offence, according to Indian Penal Code (IPC), while the Representation of People's Act (RPA) forbids the use of undue influence, appeal on grounds of religion, promoting enmity or hatred between different classes of citizens on the ground of religion, race or community and character assassination.

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