Freedom of speech not absolute: Bombay High Court

The Bombay high court has mentioned that freedom of speech and expression given beneath Article nineteen of the Constitution isn’t an absolute right whereas denying interim protection from arrest to a lady for putting objectionable content on Twitter against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aditya Thackeray.

A bench of Justices S.S. Shinde and M.S. Karnik accepted the oral assurance given by the state government that the lady Sunaina Holle wouldn’t be arrested till the next two weeks.

The state stated that Sunaina Holle would get such relief (from arrest) on condition that she will assist the police within the investigation at Azad Maidan, Tulinj police station, and Palghar, for questioning.

On the opposite hand, the bench allowed Holle to approach the court at any time throughout this time if the police plan to take any forceful action against her or if any of her rights are desecrated.

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