Friday| 1 August | Talk on Hate Speech and the Constitution

Dear All,

You are invited for a talk at ALF on Hate Speech under the Indian Constitution by Gautam Bhatia this Friday at 6pm.

Abstract:
The issue of regulating hate speech is something that liberal democracies all over the world have constantly struggled with. India is no exception. This talk will explore the possible justifications for regulating hate speech, how those justifications tie in with theories of free speech and democracy, and critically examine the Indian Supreme Court’s role in adjudicating hate speech cases.

About the Speaker:
Gautam graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2011, where he is currently teaching a seminar course on Free Speech. He previously spent two years at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar studying legal philosophy and human rights followed by a year at Yale Law School studying constitutional law. He writes a regular blog on the Indian constitution, aimed at both specialists and lay readers.

Time: 6 pm
Date: Friday , 1st August 2014
Venue: Alternative Law Forum, 122/4, Infantry Road, Bangalore
(Next to Balaji Art Gallery)