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Only Deliberate Or Malicious Acts Of Insult To Religion Can Be Penalised

The Supreme Court, in the case of Mahendra Singh Dhoni vs Yerraguntla Shyamsundar, has held that not every act or attempt to insult religion or the religious beliefs of a class of citizens would be penalised under Section 295-A of the Indian Penal Code.

Only malicious or deliberate acts, or attempts, undertaken with the intention of outraging the religious beliefs of a class of citizens would be penalised.

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