Cases in which the Supreme Court will consider the validity of Criminalization of Defamation

The Supreme Court of India is currently hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the validity of Sections 499 and 500 of IPC among others.

The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi will been tracking the case and is collecting various documents relating to it.

NOTE: There are 25 petitions which have been tagged together- the latest list of petitions can be found at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BycAZd9M5_7NbWhubWo5eU92OTA/view?usp=sharing

We are in the process of finding out the details of the lawyers and other documents regarding the same.

The details and other information regarding the cases is available below. (The table is not exhaustive as we are still collecting information)

If you have any information or copy of petitions or submissions please mail them to sarvjeet.singh@nludelhi.ac.in

Name of Case Number Lawyers Appearing for the petitioner Amicus Copy of the petition Copy of the written submission
Subramanian Swamy v. UOI, Ministry of Law & Justice & ors. W.P. (Crl.) No. 184/2014 Mr. Subramanian Swamy (petitioner in person)

Mr. G.S. Mani (Senior Advocate)

Mr. A. Lakshminarayanan

Mr. M. M. Kashyap

Mr. T.R. Andharujina (Senior Advocate)

Mr. K. Parasaran (Senior Advocate)

   
Arvind Kerjiwal v. UOI, Ministry of Law & Justice & ors. W.P. (Crl.) No. 56/2015 Dr.   Rajeev Dhavan (Senior Advocate)

Ms.   Vrinda Bhandari

Mr.   Chirag M. Shroff

Ms.   Swati Vaibhav

Available here
Arvind Kerjiwal v. UOI & ors. W.P. (Crl.) No. 62/2015 Mr.   Arvind P. Datar (Senior Advocate)

Mr.   Guru Krishna Kumar (Senior Advocate)

Mr.   Trideep Pais

Mr.   Gautam

     
Rahul Gandhi v. UOI & ors. W.P. (Crl.) No. 67/2015 Mr.   P.P. Rao (Senior Advocate)

Mr.   Harin P. Raval (Senior Advocate)

Mr.   R.S. Cheema (Senior Advocate)

Ms.   Mahalakshmi Pavani (Senior Advocate)

Mr.   K.C. Mittal

Mr.   G. Balaji

Ms.   Tarannum Cheema

Mr. Nipun Saxena

Mr.   Santosh Krishnan

     
Foundation for Media Professionals v. UOI W.P. (Crl.) No. 106/2015  Mr. Anup Bhambhani (Senior Advocate)

Mr.Dushyant Arora

Ms. Mudrika Bansal

Mr. Apar Gupta

  Available here   
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