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ridicule and contempt. It was the Indian Penal Code of 1860 (principally the handiwork of Lord Macaulay) that had consciously extended the English Common Law offence of blasphemy to all religions practised in British India (Section 298 and Section 153A of the IPC) But in 1927a judge of the high court of Lahorethen part of British Indiaheld that the existing statutory provisions in the Code prohibiting incitement of hatred and enmity between subjects of His Majestywere not meant to stop polemicshowever scurrilous or in bad tasteagainst a particular religious leader whether alive or dead Freedom of speech must prevail There were strong public protests and the legislature in British India had to intervene Accordingly intentional insult or attempts to intentionally insult any religion or outrage religious feelings of any class of His Majestys subjects was then made a separate offence (Section 295A of IPC); and freedom from vilification of ones religious beliefs and sentiments got restored In 1957 a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India upheld the validity of this section as not contravening the fundamental rights of free speech and expression guaranteed by Article 19(1)(a) My response to some recent comments by a few members of the distinguished literati Indian and foreign in Jaipur over the last weekend is that intentional vilification of the Christian religion is still as much a criminal offence in the UK (a land of hope and glory for free speech) as it is in India except that in India it is not restricted to one religion alone The writer is an eminent juristexpress@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Francorchamps (belgium) | Published: August 27 2017 5:17 pm Valterri Bottas who had management links with Wolff when he was at Williams has settled in well at Mercedes (Source: File) Top News Finnish Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas is set to stay at champions Mercedes next season with only small details remaining to be signed off according to team boss Toto Wolff “It’s a no-brainer as it stands for next year to continue with Valtteri” the Austrian told reporters at the Belgian Grand Prix after Ferrari confirmed Sebastian Vettel had signed a three-year contract extension That news ended speculation that the German who would have been out of contract at the end of the season could switch to Mercedes “It’s just down to the nitty-gritty details and the paperwork and see how it pans out in the future” said Wolff of Bottas’s situation “There’s a pretty big chance he will be here next year” Bottas arrived at the Formula One champions in January as a replacement for 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg who had stunned the sport by announcing his sudden retirement in December Bottas who had management links with Wolff when he was at Williams has settled in well at Mercedes and has won two of his first 11 races with the team The Finn is third in the standings 19 points behind triple world champion team mate Lewis Hamilton who is in turn 14 adrift of championship leader Vettel Bottas has also finished on the podium in his last five races scoring more points than any other driver over that period with eight top-three places to date He and Hamilton also get on well with the Briton saying earlier in the week that he saw no reason for anything to change “There is another new element in the team and it works” Hamilton whose relationship with Rosberg was far more intense told reporters “I don’t believe any of the bosses or any of the individuals within the team is unhappy with what is currently in place so I find it hard to believe they will change that” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News

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