Insults to religion offered unwittingly or carelessly or without any deliberate or malicious intention to outrage the religious feelings of that class do not come within the section (Section 295A of IPC)
Supreme Court bench comprising justices Dipak Misra, AM Khanwilkar and MM Shantanagoudar, on criminal proceedings against cricketer MS Dhoni being portrayed as Lord Vishnu in a business magazine cover in 2013
If I am informing the people about dates of polio vaccination through social media, then it is helpful. But if during vaccination-related work, I am praising my own photograph on Facebook, then it puts a question mark.
—Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on banning cell phones in meetings
We have got 13 chief ministers of our own. We are ruling the country. Have we victimized any Muslim gentleman working in the industry or service?
—Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, responding to a question on developments impact on culture and society
It’s an unfair trade practice and can be challenged legally
—Union minister for consumer affairs Ram Vilas Paswan, on restaurants charging service tax
Another terrorist attack in Paris. The people of France will not take much more of this. Will have a big effect on presidential election.
—US president Donald Trump, on the latest terrorist attack at Champs Elysees in Paris
We cannot afford to lose this war. But for the past ten years, left-wing and right-wing governments have done everything they can for us to lose it. We need the presidency which acts and protects us.
—French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, justifying her statement to suspend immigration
Thank you to you and the entire Indian team for a wonderful farewell gift @imVkohli. Respect superstar, hope to see you soon.
—Former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi who retired from international cricket two months ago