Indian writers beware
In IPC there is a section 295A.
It was fearing this section that Penguin Books India withdrew their book by Wendy Doniger – Hindus-!
The Times of India (05/02/2014) reports:
Penguin India said in a statement released Friday that it was obliged “to respect the laws of the land … however intolerant and restrictive those laws may be.”
We stand by our original decision to publish The Hindus, just as we stand by the decision to publish other books that we know may cause offence to some segments of our readership. We believe, however, that the Indian Penal Code, and in particular section 295A of that code, will make it increasingly difficult for any Indian publisher to uphold international standards of free expression without deliberately placing itself outside the law.
Section 66 of IT Act lead to the arrest of two Palghar girls on a post regarding Bal Thackeray in Mumbai.
Hence writers, write at your own peril. Please be ready to be persecuted, jailed, or even attacked.