By Arjun Thakur | Published: January 04, 2019 08:23:20In the Supreme Court, a division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice K S Thakurtas said that inso is not the sole law in the country and there are various provisions in the law which make it lawful.
The court has asked the government to provide a clear answer on the status of the bill.
In a statement, a government spokesperson said, “The government has taken a number of measures to ensure transparency in the functioning of the courts and will soon be releasing more information to the public.
The government has been providing information about the provisions of the Bill to Parliament.
The Bill will remain in the process of making its way through the House of Representatives and will be submitted to the Rajya Sabha in the near future.”
The Bill proposes to amend the Indian Penal Code and criminal law in several areas including criminal defamation and defamation of public interest.
The proposed amendments include making it illegal to post or transmit any false statement, defamation or defamatory material, defamation of an individual, the publication of any false or defaming information, and any other unlawful act.