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The irony of Subramanian Swamy’s newest challenge to India’s hate speech and blasphemy laws is lost on many of his supporters. The same laws were used to prosecute Wendy Doniger and harass Maqbool F Hussain, as well asShirin Dalvi and others who published images depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
Free speech in India is messily contested. But amidst its history lie clues to its future.
When William Jones, the brilliant polyglot who founded the Asiatic Society, arrived in India in the late eighteenth-century, he found colonial governance hampered by the lack of a codified, prescriptive, and uniform system of law.