Someone Calling A Govt Corrupt Or Unfit Can't Be Slapped With Defamation Prosecution, Says SC

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| July 28 , 2016 , 13:26 IST
[caption id="attachment_179301" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Someone Calling A Govt Corrupt Or Unfit Can't Be Slapped With Defamation Prosecution, Says SC
The Supreme Court on Thursday said that Defamation law can’t be used as a political counter weapon.[/caption] The Supreme Court on Thursday said that Defamation law can’t be used as a political counter weapon. The observation came on a petition challenging a non-bailable warrant issued against DMDK chief Captain Vijaykanth by a Tirupur court in a defamation case. The SC stayed the warrant and said "Someone calling a Govt corrupt or unfit can't be slapped with defamation prosecution." In the past, the Tamil Nadu government has filed a number of cases against opposition parties and media houses for criticism.