“Freedom of expression does not mean freedom of defamation” – Monika Arora, legal counsel for SBAC against Penguin India

Default admin language (currently English) February 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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