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    Whether defamation in India is a criminal offence or civil offence?

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    Adv Shraddha asare
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    Defamation in India can be either a criminal or civil offence. If it is a civil offence, person can seek damages from the accused via a financial compensation. If it is a criminal offence, the IPC allows the defamed person to move to a criminal court.

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