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THE LINE BETWEEN FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS

By Devvrat Vaishnav


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Abstract
In contemporary times, the essence of a free society lies in the freedom of speech and expression, and that must be guarded all the time. In the concept of a free society, the first principle is that there should be a free flow of words in the open environment and the liberty to convey opinions and thought without interruption and, most importantly, without the fear of retribution from the state and nation. It has a noteworthy role to play in the evolution of society and its subjects. It is the fundamental freedom guaranteed against the state’s dominance or ruling. It is also enshrined under article 19 of the Constitution, which is a fundamental right and is guaranteed to all citizens. But it also imposes reasonable restrictions; with the rising cases of defamation and sedition, it seems that the line between freedom and restriction is getting obscure.
Keywords
Freedom of speech, reasonable restrictions, Constitution of India, Article 19.

TypeResearch Paper
InformationLex Humanitariae: Journal for a Change, Volume II issue IV, Pages 63-67
ISSN 2582-5216
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