“Freedom of expression does not mean freedom of defamation” – Monika Arora, legal counsel for SBAC against Penguin IndiaFebruary 18 2014
“It may be news for you and everyone else but for us it was a simple case,” Monika Arora says with an almost bemused smile, “I simply cannot understand why there is such a big hue and cry.” It is roughly a week after news first broke of Penguin India’s agreement to withdraw copies of Wendy Doniger’s book, “The Hindus: An Alternative History” and Monika Arora seems genuinely surprised at the volume of attention this story was given, both by the national as well as the international media.
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