The Regulation of Speech in India

109 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2019 Last revised: 24 Apr 2020

Date Written: 2019


This work intends to share a sense of free speech regulation in India. It is divided into three parts: Part I considers the underlying socio-legal basis of the free speech laws and norms in India, Part II explores what free speech regulation comprises from the points of view of social norm, positive law, and normative law, and, finally, Part III looks at how free speech restrictions are actually implemented in the country.

Keywords: speech, patriarchy, reportage, content, law, India, feminism, policy, privacy

JEL Classification: Z18, Z10, K39, K00, K39, K40

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Saikia, Nandita, The Regulation of Speech in India (2019). Available at SSRN: or

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