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Manusmriti on Defamation:

270. A once-born man (a Sudra), who insults a twice-born man with gross invective,
shall have his tongue cut out; for he is of low origin.
271. If he mentions the names and castes (gati) of the (twice-born) with contumely, an
iron nail, ten fingers long, shall be thrust red-hot into his mouth.
272. If he arrogantly teaches Brahmanas their duty, the king shall cause hot oil to be
poured into his mouth and into his ears.

Manusmriti on Evidence:
103. In (some) cases a man who, though knowing (the facts to be) different, gives such
(false evidence) from a pious motive, does not lose heaven; such (evidence) they call the
speech of the gods.
104. Whenever the death of a Sudra, of a Vaisya, of a Kshatriya, or of a Brahmana
would be (caused) by a declaration of the truth, a falsehood may be spoken; for such
(falsehood) is preferable to the truth.
105. Such (witnesses) must offer to Sarasvati oblations of boiled rice (karu) which are
sacred to the goddess of speech, (thus) performing the best penance in order to expiate
the guilt of that falsehood.