Without going into personal details (as of now) which eventually lead me to this article on The Wire, I was phoned and was told that I would be sued in my attempt to malign a coding bootcamp in India on a public Q&A platform.
However, what I wrote was a deduced opinion on the bootcamp, a fact that was mentioned multiple times in my opinion. As a college-going student, I quickly got very scared. I spent several days trying to decide how things could unfold, having learnt some business law myself a couple of years ago.
Basically, I was threatened to be sued by their law firm because they could not stand a negative review on social media. I thought to myself how common negative reviews are, and why such an action was warranted in my particular case. I called up some of my law-studying friends and they told me this was merely a tactic to force me to take down my review, albeit using a more serious-looking threat, even though not as serious as sending some goons to my house (they have my details, unfortunately, as I had applied to them some months prior).
What are your thoughts on this archaic law? Can we do something to change the negative effects of such a law?