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Supreme Court defends author's right to free speech
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to ban the controversial book 'Samajika Smugglerlu Komatollu' by Professor Kancha Ilaiah and defended the right of authors to speak their mind in their literary works. Instead, the bench led by CJI Dipak Misra defended the author's right to free speech and expression. The court spoke up for an author's artistic licence, saying any such ban would curtail his freedom of speech and expression. The court said that it can only advise authors to be self-contained.
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