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TGK REDDI   18 March 2020

Section 500 Indian Penal Code viz., DEFAMATION.

Sunny Thakur   18 March 2020

laws are divided in many parts each laws contain in numbers which called section
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Dr J C Vashista (Lawyer)     19 March 2020

What do you intend to convey/ examine and seek obligation from your statement, "false new section" ???

TGK REDDI   19 March 2020

The Questioner asked for a Section under which he can proceed when false news is spread.

FALSE NEWS SECTION.    Not FALSE NEW SECTION.

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Shaktika Malhotra   20 March 2020

There's no specific law in India that deals with fake news. Though there are some statuary provisions.

TGK REDDI   20 March 2020

Matrimonial offences, Defamation are those few Sections of Indian Penal Code under which a Complainant must have locus standi.

A Questioner in lawyersclubindia needn't have locus standi whether they post their Queries in FORUM or EXPERTS.

If a false news is spread against a person, only can they prosecute under Section 500 of the IPC vide my first Reply above.

TGK REDDI   20 March 2020

Please read SHE for HE in my second Reply above.

I beg the pardon of the Questioner.

Shaktika Malhotra   22 March 2020

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.
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T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate (Advocate)     24 March 2020

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. 

 

T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate (Advocate)     24 March 2020

There is another body called the Indian Broadcast Foundation (IBF) which was created in 1999 to look into the complaints against contents aired by 24x7 channels.

Complaint against any broadcaster can be filed in English or Hindi to IBF online or offline for promoting smoking, abuse or any violent action.

T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate (Advocate)     24 March 2020

Then there is the Broadcasting Content Complaint Council (BCCC). A complaint relating to objectionable TV content or fake news can be filed to the Broadcasting Content Complain Council if a broadcaster incites communal hatred, encourages violence against women or child abuse, airs contents having gory scenes of violence, promotes superstition or consumption of drugs and other contraband substances.

 

T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate (Advocate)     24 March 2020

Then there is the Broadcasting Content Complaint Council (BCCC). A complaint relating to objectionable TV content or fake news can be filed to the Broadcasting Content Complain Council if a broadcaster incites communal hatred, encourages violence against women or child abuse, airs contents having gory scenes of violence, promotes superstition or consumption of drugs and other contraband substances.

 

T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate (Advocate)     24 March 2020

There are some statutory bodies too.

The Press Council of India, created by an Act of Parliament, is a statutory body. Withdrawing the notification on fake news, the government said that the matters relating to fake news should be dealt within the ambit of the Press Council of India.

According to the Press Council Act, 1978, it can warn, admonish or censure the newspaper, the news agency, the editor or the journalist or disapprove the conduct of the editor or the journalist if it finds that a newspaper or a news agency has offended against the standards of journalistic ethics or public taste or that an editor or a working journalist has committed any professional misconduct.

T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate (Advocate)     24 March 2020

There are some statutory bodies too.

The Press Council of India, created by an Act of Parliament, is a statutory body. Withdrawing the notification on fake news, the government said that the matters relating to fake news should be dealt within the ambit of the Press Council of India.

According to the Press Council Act, 1978, it can warn, admonish or censure the newspaper, the news agency, the editor or the journalist or disapprove the conduct of the editor or the journalist if it finds that a newspaper or a news agency has offended against the standards of journalistic ethics or public taste or that an editor or a working journalist has committed any professional misconduct.


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