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SC frees Mamata meme sharer, but seeks apology

DNMUM436376 | 5/15/2019 | Author : Abraham Thomas | WC :386 | India

Says freedom of speech ends when it affects others’ rights
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to BJP activist Priyanka Sharma, 25, who was arrested by the Kolkata police for allegedly sharing a morphed photo of West Bengal chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on social media. The SC ordered Sharma’s release with a rider that she tender a written apology for the meme she posted on social media. Sharma was arrested on May 10.
The Vacation Bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna said, “The detenue, Priyanka Sharma, is directed to be immediately released on bail. The detenue shall, however, at the time of release, tender an apology in writing for putting up/sharing the pictures complained of on her Facebook account.”
The judges clarified that apology is not to be treated as a co
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