Hecklerā€™s Veto and the Threat to Cinematic Freedom in India

By Aisiri Raj
Freedom of speech and expression, including creative & artistic expression, is an inherent right. However, this right has been subject to two modes of censorship, i.e., limitations imposed by statutes and restrictions by public opinion. The restrictions to an individualā€™s fundamental right to speech and expression by a group of people who believe it be against their ideals gives rise to Hecklerā€™s Veto. The paper provides an overview of the evolution of the doctrine of Hecklerā€™s Veto in the United States and seeks to provide a proposition for its