Your Best Legal Option in Cases of Defamation
If someone has publicly damaged your reputation, or if you are being
accused of having done this to someone else, we can help you!
Defamation occurs when one person communicates material that lowers
the reputation of another and the person has no legal defence in doing so.
What Is Defamation?
Defamation is defined as an act of harming one’s reputation in an oral or written statement. The term “reputation” is referred to as an integral and important part of an individual’s dignity. Defamation can be done verbally as well as in a written format. The Constitution of India has introduced defamation laws to protect the reputation of an individual. The objective of this law is to maintain the rights of an individual to their reputation, freedom of speech and expression.
Types Of Defamation
On the basis of the behaviour of the defamation, it has been categorised into two types:
Libel – When defamation of an individual is in a written format such as print, pictures, cartoon, etc., which is inaccurate and can damage the reputation is known as libel defamation. It is actionable without providing proof of damage as it is in the written form and can be produced as evidence. It shows the intent of grudge and a willful attempt to damage the reputation of someone.
Slander – When an individual gets accused verbally or through sign language or gestures and gets damage
the reputation is described as slander defamation. It is actionable when an offended person provides proof of damage.It may be unintentional and may be due to the provocation of any staged moment.