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Supreme Court’s judgment on criminal defamation is the latest illustration of a syndrome (Indian Express ,GS 2 )

The Supreme Court’s judgment in Subramanian Swamy vs Union of India, upholding the constitutionality of criminal defamation will be remembered more for its obscurely colourful language than for its progressive values. The court has again bent the arc of jurisprudence towards fear and paternalism, rather than liberty and rights. The