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Morphed picture of Mamata: SC grants bail to BJP activist, asks her to apologise

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Tuesday granted to a BJP activist arrested for allegedly posting a morphed image of Mamata on and asked her to apologise, while observing that freedom of speech ends when it infringes upon others' rights.

A vacation bench comprising justices Indira and said Priyanka Sharma, a BJP Yuva Morcha leader, will apologise in writing upon her release from jail for allegedly posting the morphed picture of the

During the hearing, the bench observed that though freedom of speech is non-negotiable but "your freedom of speech ends when it infringes upon others' rights".

The bench observed that since Sharma is a member of a political party, the insinuation of posting such a picture will be different from those shared by common people.

Sharma was arrested on May 10 by the Police under section 500 (defamation) of the IPC and under other provisions of the Act on the complaint of a local

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 13:05 IST