UPHJS2018-II
Pre. Exam

100. Which of the following case upheld the constitutionality of Sections 499 and 500" of the Indian Penal Code?
(a) Subramanian Swamy v. Union of India, Ministry of Law and others, 2016 (2) MLJ (Crl) 542
(b) Jacob Mathew v. State of Punjab and another, (2005) 6 SCC 1
(c) Brij Bhushan v. State of Delhi, AIR 1952 SC 329
(d) Manoj Narula v. Union 0 India, (2014) 9 SCC 1

Answer and Notes Answer is A


Explanation: In Subramanian Swamy v. Union of India, Ministry of Law and Justice Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of sections 499 and 500ยท of Indian Penal Code and section 199 of Code of Criminal Procedure. These provisions were challenged on the ground of violation of freedom of speech and expression provided under Article 19(1) (a) of the Constitution.