Artistic freedom can't be used for abusing icons like Mahatma Gandhi

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  1. mayfair

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    Artistic freedom can't be used for abusing icons like Mahatma Gandhi: Supreme Court

    So SC says that characters may be abused if they are "mythical and imaginary".

    Otherwise it's a crime.

    In other words, if a character is proven to be not "mythical and imaginary", they cannot be abused.

    No prizes for guessing whom this one applies to.
     
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    Re: Artistic freedom can't be used for abusing icons like Mahatma Gand

    Wrong, what SC said is even worse. It said mythical 'OR' imaginary.

    Now, it frees (they have already been free though) to abuse Hindu deities, as they are supposed to be 'mythical'.

    However, the title of the report is wrong. If you read what SC said, you would notice that barring use of any abusive language or portraying any action which demeans any person by "using obscene language, which was an offence under Section 292 of Indian Penal Code" cannot be used under guise of artistic freedom.
     
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    Re: Artistic freedom can't be used for abusing icons like Mahatma Gand

    True. EJs will be revelling in this.

    What court says is that any abusive words CAN BE attributed to those that are "mythical or imaginary" (Thanks for pointing that out.).

    But if they are NOT "mythical or imaginary" it cannot be done.
     
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    Re: Artistic freedom can't be used for abusing icons like Mahatma Gand

    Will it apply to jesus,allaha. They also "mythical or imaginary"?
     
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    Re: Artistic freedom can't be used for abusing icons like Mahatma Gand

    No. They're accepted as "historical figures", so they are deemed to be "unabusable" by the SC judgement.

    But that's besides the point. Why this selective immunity? Either abuse is fine or is it not. Does it matter if the character was real or mythical?

    When it comes to realms of history, it is often distinguish fact from fiction. Especially where eminent folks are involved. It appears that a lot of legends grow around them, many of which they may not have much to do with.
     
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    respect sc!

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/thrill-of-the-chaste-the-truth-about-gandhis-sex-life-1937411.html
     

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