Day 6 Arguments

Azam Khan – Freedom of Speech and Expression

April 20th 2017


Today, the Court indicated that a five-judge constitution bench must hear the matter, which will decide whether a minister can exercise individual right to free speech and make statements contrary to government policy. Mr. Harish Salve, appearing as Amicus Curiae, said that ministers are bound by the constitutional mandate of collective responsibility and cannot speak contrary to government policy.