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Epidemic Diseases Act 1897

Fr. P. George Ponnaiah v. Inspector of Police

Penal Code, 1860 – Ss. 153A, 295A & 505 (2) – Petitioner is an ordained Catholic diocesan priest – The entire speech was video recorded and widely circulated in the social media – He mocked the Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department – petitioner mocks that bhumadevi is dangerous, you could catch scabies from it – He then holds warning to my Hindu brothers – He attacks the Hon’ble Prime Minister and the Hon’ble Home Minister – The speech which went viral provoked considerable public outcry – the offending speech of the petitioner prima facie attracts the offences.