ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Srinivas Burra

Decriminalising Creative 'Offence'

Banning of books takes place in the name of reasonable restrictions on freedom of speech and expression. Though these laws are of colonial times, they have been upheld through constitutional provisions on the ground of preventing hate speech. While limiting these restrictions to the narrowest possible circumstances of hate speech, it is necessary to draw juridical severance between academic, artistic and creative work, and hate speech, allowing absolute freedom to the former, while preventing the latter.