The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that no additional restrictions other than those prescribed under Article 19(2) of the Constitution can be imposed on the right to free speech of a citizen, and emphasized that restrictions under Article 19(2) are exhaustive.
The court's observation came while dealing with bail pleas arising from a case involving an alleged attempt to murder and physical assault on the complainant man by the family of the woman, who married him against the wishes of her family.
A petition seeking to issue directions declaring the aforesaid provisions are ultra vires to the Constitution as being contrary to the principles enunciated in articles 14, 19(1)(g) and 21 and to quash said provisions to the extent they run contrary to the principles enunciated in the Constitution.
Hyderabad: Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana urged all institutions to introduce a subject on the basic ideas of the Constitution and governance, irrespective of the stream of learning. “Our students must be aware of the basic laws and principles that govern the land. The citizens must connect with our Constitution because it is […]