Fake news has a far reaching in our country. From the matter of riots to elections, we see it everytime. However, since free press is a symbol of freedom of speech and expression, no strict regulations are made on it. However, sections 499 &500, IPC is applicable I'm defamatory matters. Other than that, section 153 & 295, IPC can also be evoked in case of hate speech. Press Council Act, 1978, is a statutory body for regulating the spread of fake news.
There is no specific law to deal with fake news. Free publication or broadcast of news in India flows from the fundamental right to freedom of expression as enshrined under Article 19 of the Constitution. However, there are certain legal recourses available for people affected by fake news.
Complaints can be lodged with the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) which represents the private television news and current affairs broadcasters.