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Section 66A Scraped by Supreme Court - Way to Online Azadi

Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
In a landmark decision of scraping section 66A of IT act 2000, which empower police to arrest culprits and has a provision of imprisonment up to 3 years.

Supreme Court said that 66A of IT act is in contradiction with Article 19(1) of The Constitution Of India 1949 (Freedom of Speech). 

Online azadi

What does Section 66A of Information Technology Act say 

Any person who sends information by computer resource or a communication resource an 

Any person who found sending information via computer or any communication device that is offensive

Or 

Any information that the person knows to be false but shares on social media for causing annoyance, inconvenience, danger, insult or injury

Or
Any sending an electronic mail to cause inconvenience, annoyance or to mislead the receiver

Shall be punished with imprisonment for up to 3 years.
Cases under section 66A of IT act will be void. Although if there are multiple sections applied in the cases then those cases will continue.

Section 66A was in contradiction with Right to Speech. That's our constitutional right. During past few years many illogical cases filled in the courts for making Facebook comments, likes, tweets and making cartoons. Last year a XI standard student from UP was arrested for replying a comment to Azam Khan.

This is a big victory for every blogger and user of any social media website. At least we  are carefree now. There is no problem in writing truth now. 

Can you post anything on Social Media ?

Answer is NO. Still the sections of IPC are applicable relating to defamation and obscenity.

It's time to have some fun on Twitter, follow #OnlineAzadi

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