Bimal Gurung vs Union Of India - Supreme Court Important Judgment

 Bimal Gurung vs Union Of India - Supreme Court Important Judgment 2018 - 


On 16th March, 2018, in the case of Bimal Gurung v. Union Of India & Ors. [Writ Petition (Crl.) No. 182 of 2017], it was held that “demonstrations are also a mode of expression of the rights guaranteed” under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution, however, “demonstrations whether political, religious or social or other demonstrations which create public, disturbances or operate as nuisances, or create or manifestly threaten some tangible public or private mischief, are not covered by protection under Article 19(1).”


It was held that “Article 19(1) (a) and (b) gives constitutional right to all citizens freedom of speech and expression which includes carrying out public demonstration also but public demonstration when becomes violent and damages the public and private properties and harm lives of people it goes beyond fundamental rights guaranteed under Article 19(1) and becomes an offence punishable under law.”

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