A 15-year-old saga of contempt in the Calcutta High Court: Interviewing Hans Dembowski

Aditya AK March 16 2016

For German scholar and journalist Hans Dembowski, this February was an anniversary of sorts. It marked 15 years since a contempt case was filed against him in the Calcutta High Court, a case that has never come up for hearing.

After his book titled Taking the State to Court – Public Interest Litigation in Metropolitan India was published in India in 2001, it was forced to be taken off the shelves after a group of lawyers filed a contempt petition in the High Court. To make matters worse . . .

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