SC Refuses To Grant ‘Tandav’ Makers Protection From Arrest , Says Right To Freedom Of Speech Not Absolute

The directors and actors of web series ‘Tandav’, and head of Amazon Prime India Aparna Purohit failed to get protection from arrest from Supreme Court on Wednesday.
The case was heard by a bench of justices Ashok Bhushan, RS Reddy and MR Shah. “Your right to freedom of speech is not absolute. You cannot play the role of character that hurts the sentiments of a community,” the bench said.
The web series is facing criminal cases for hurting religious sentiments and insulting religion punishable under Sections 153A and 295 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).