India’s Legal Fight to Curb Fake News – Is it Adequate?

Chandrika Bhattacharyya, Head of Legal, Max Bupa Health Insurance Company Limited
Partha Banerjee, Director and Head - Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Max Bupa Health Insurance Company Limited

India is a country of people having different languages, cast, religion, practices and food habits. Having a tormented history of over 1200 years, the people of India are very emotional about their faith and religion. While a large portion of the population sticks to liberal democratic ideals and believes in the concept of “VasudhaivaKutumbakam” (the entire humanity is our relative) there are few fringe elements who try to create an environment of intolerance. Fake news fuels such intolerance and is a menace that needs to be curbed.

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