In law defamation refers to a person’s credibility being damaged unjustly. It is a criminal offence. According to the section 499 of the Penal Code¸1860 – whoever by words either spoken or intended to be read, or by signs or by visible representations, makes or publishes any imputation concerning any person intending to harm, or knowing or having reason to believe that such imputation will harm, the reputation of such person, is said to defame that person. The offence of defamation is punishable for 2 years simple imprisonment or with fine or with both under section 500 of the Penal Code, 1860. A case for defamation musr be filed by the person aggrieved. Before taking cognizance of the complaint regarding defamation the court needs to see how the complainant is aggrieved and in what manner his fame, reputation or honour has been damaged.
Law for Nations has succesfully represented a mentionable number of defamation case on behalf of our client.