Advertisement a facet of Commercial Speech protected under Article 19(1)(a), Delhi HC

Aditi Singh December 17 2018

The Delhi High Court has held that advertisement is a facet of commercial speech which is protected under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India. The same can thus be restricted only in accordance with law enacted under Article 19(2) of the Constitution, it stated.

In a democratic country, free flow of commercial information is indispensable and the public has a right to receive the commercial speech. In fact, the protection given to an advertisement under Article 19 . . .

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