On Tuesday, a special court in Delhi sentenced Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to two years in jail for allegedly misusing the term “Modi surname” in a speech he made in 2016. The court also imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000 on the former Congress president.
The case was filed by a lawyer, who alleged that Rahul Gandhi had made a derogatory remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by using the term “Modi surname” in a speech he made in 2016. The court found Rahul Gandhi guilty of criminal defamation and sentenced him to two years in jail.
The court also gave Rahul Gandhi 30 days to appeal the sentence. The Congress leader has already said that he will appeal the sentence.
The case has sparked a political debate in India, with many people questioning the fairness of the sentence. Some have argued that the sentence is too harsh and that it is an attempt to silence political dissent. Others have argued that the sentence is justified as Rahul Gandhi had made a derogatory remark against the Prime Minister.
The case has also raised questions about the freedom of speech in India. Many have argued that the sentence is a violation of the right to freedom of speech and expression.
It remains to be seen how the case will be resolved. However, it is clear that the sentence has sparked a debate about the freedom of speech in India. It is also a reminder that political leaders must be careful about the language they use in public speeches.