The Supreme Court has struck down section 66 A of the IT Act which allows police to arrest people on the basis of what they post on the internet.
Here is a collection of articles published in The Hindu on this topic.
Section 66A provides punishment for sending offensive messages through communication services. > Read more
Section 66A certainly does not engage in the balancing required to pursue the objective of preventing criminal intimidation and danger on social media. > Read more
What the outcry over Section 66A of the IT Act misses is the need for a mechanism to prevent arrests on flimsy interpretations of criminal law provisions. > Read more
|All you need to know about Sec 66A||Saving free speech from the police|
“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face, forever.” > Read more
| ||Like it or not, comment is not free|
Here are some of the views posted by Facebook users, most of whom seemed to feel 66A curbs free speech rather than genuinely fight cyber crime. > Read more
| || ||Does Section 66A curb or safeguard social media?|