Supreme Court strikes down Section 66A, says it violates right to speech

24-Mar-2015 #Digital India Source: Indian Express

The Supreme Court has crushed Section 66A of the Information Technology Act that empowers the police to make arrests over contentious social media posts. It ruled that the law violates people’s fundamental right to speech and expression. The bench however upheld the provisions and the guidelines making intermediaries liable for removing objectionable content on being notified by the government.

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