Essay

Godmen and libel

Print edition : July 10, 2015

Karsandas Mulji, editor of "Satya Prakash".

In 1862, the head of a religious sect filed a defamation case against a newspaper for exposing his sexual exploitation of female devotees. In a remarkable judgment that has a special relevance for our times, the judges held that it was the duty of the press to expose such misdeeds and that what was morally wrong cannot be theologically right.
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