SC has upheld liberty of thought, expression

Persons charged under Section 66A of Information Technology Act heave a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court's landmark verdict.

March 25, 2015 04:16 am | Updated November 28, 2021 07:39 am IST

Striking down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act as unconstitutional, the Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the Union government’s plea that it was committed to free speech and would ensure that the provision was administered in a reasonable manner.



SC strikes down 'draconian' Section 66A

Section 66A of the Information Technology Act is unconstitutional in its entirety, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday striking down a “draconian” provision that had led to the arrests of many people for posting content deemed to be “allegedly objectionable” on the Internet.


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It was one of the seven Bills cleared by the Lok Sabha in seven minutes on the penultimate day, and passed by the Rajya Sabha the following day without discussion.


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