Freedom of Expression

An Illustrated History Lesson on Free Speech in India

In an environment where the right to free speech is being challenged every day, there is a lot of confusion about the legal position of Freedom of Expression in India and also of its history and provenance. Are there limits on what can and cannot be said and if so, what are they? When and why was the law on sedition introduced and used? Can a citizen be arrested for saying something? The Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore has created an easy to understand graphic story that tries to explain the history of free speech laws in India