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Article-19-has-its-own advantages and disadvantages in India. In this context explain how far India needs regulation over social media. Discuss.

Topic: Fundamental Rights

1. Article-19-has-its-own advantages and disadvantages in India. In this context explain how far India needs regulation over social media. Discuss.  (250 words)

Reference:  Indian polity by Lakshmikant

Why the question:

The question is from the static portions of GS paper II , part Indian polity.

Key Demand of the question:

The question is premised on the regulation of social media and its association with Article 19.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with some key data/statistics related to use of social media in India.

Body:

In the answer body first explain the statement “Article-19-has-its-own advantages and disadvantages in India” in detail.

List down in detail the merits and demerits of Article 19 enshrined in the Indian constitution.

Then discuss the need for regulation over social media in India. Present the issues associated and suggest solutions to it.  Explain how article 19 can act as both advantage and disadvantage in regulating social media.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a fair and balanced opinion.