Is speech in India actually free? – In the first episode of Season 2 of Justify, Vidhi’s podcast on law and politics in India, Dr Arghya Sengupta discusses this question with Justice Jasti Chelameswar, former Judge, Supreme Court of India, and Tripurdaman Singh, author of ‘Sixteen Stormy Days: The Story of the First Amendment to the Constitution of India’.

The episode looks at the historical attitude of governments towards free speech and explores whether its restriction through bans, censorship, and criminal cases is a recent phenomenon. Also discussed is India’s law on hate speech and whether it is adequate.

Watch out for Vidhi’s legal quiz, CLATTR, at the end of the episode, and stand a chance to win an Amazon voucher. Write in your answer and feedback on the episode to

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