NDTV Investigation: How VIP 'Haters' Get Away

PUBLISHED ON: December 11, 2017 | Duration: 50 min, 22 sec

   
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The boundaries between what constitutes freedom of expression, and what violates laws on hate speech in India is fiercely contested. But one clear trend is emerging. If you are an ordinary citizen, a Facebook post, a cartoon, a meme, a WhatsApp forward can land you in jail, almost immediately. All because you may have mocked a political leader or an authority figure online. If on the other hand, you are a politician, you can make death threats, incite communal hatred, threaten violence - and there will be no consequences. On Reality Check, NDTV investigates into the arbitrary but immediate manner in which the law is borne down on ordinary people and how VIP abusers get away, only to abuse again and again.
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