Author: Atin Kumar Das
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Defamation And Fair Comment In India: A Critical Analysis
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The law gives protection to a man's reputation, which to some is dearer to life than anything else. Love of reputation inspires people to do great things, acquire name and fame which is the main frame of life in every walk of life. The aim of law of defamation is to protect one's reputation, and honour and dignity in the society. A person needs protection of his reputation, honour, integrity and character as much as the right to the enjoyment of property, health, personal safety, liberty and a number of other privileges.
Defamation an injury to a person's reputation is both a crime and a civil wrong. The law of civil defamation as in English and other common law countries, is uncodified in India, it is largely based on case laws. The law of criminal defamation on the other hand is codified in Ss. 499 to 502 of IPC, 1860