Although there isn’t any legal provision that can stop someone from accusing a person of abuse, the person so accused can file a defamation case against the person who alleged abuse. Defamation can be spoken as well as written in nature. Under the Indian legal system, the person alleging defamation has rights under civil as well as criminal law. 1 To get a relief, the person alleging defamation must prove that the statement made against him/her is false. 2
- Section 500, Indian Penal Code, 1860
- Gorantla Venkateswarlu vs B. Demudu, AIR 2003 AP 251.
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