"Responsibility attached to free speech should not be forgotten", Madras HC junks plea by Thirumurugan Gandhi to quash hate speech cases

Meera Emmanuel July 10 2019
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The Madras High Court on Tuesday dismissed a batch of petitions filed by social activist Thirumurugan Gandhi seeking the quashing of several FIRs accusing him of hate speech.

While cautioning that free speech also has its legal limits, Justice N Anand Venkatesh held,

"A careful reading of the allegations made in the complaint and which has been extracted supra, shows that the petitioner has a clear tendency to get into a vitriolic diatribe whenever he . . .

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