I edited an image of an Indian politician. Added some comedy picture taken from a Tamil movie. And also wrote some thing funny about that politicians. Is that legal. Can I post that image to a social website.. Do I face any problem in future for posting such images. What does the law say.


Legally you face no problem. The section 66A of the Indian IT Act, which used to be previously misused for penalizing anyone who dared insult a politician, has been struck down as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of India.

But the police could still detain you for 48 hours (legally) without giving any grounds; they are required to do that, but the police are seldom held accountable.

The supporters of the said politician can vandalize your home and office without fear of legal action.

I am not a lawyer. Whatever is posted above is my opinion and data that I believe to be true to the best of my knowledge and resources available to me. Please contact a lawyer for professional advice.

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