Article 19(1) (a)

The framers of the constitution of India considered it vital to guarantee individual rights and hence, the Indian Constitution provides the right to freedom as mentioned in article 19, article 20, article 21 and article 22. In article 19, Freedom of speech and expression is granted as one of the six freedoms. It was held in the case of Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India, that there are absolutely no limitations, geographically to the freedom of speech and expression and that the right carries along with it, the right to collect information and exchange ideas not only within the geographical boundaries of our country but also abroad.