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Modi govt may bring back Section 66A in a different avatar

Apr 14, 2015

Modi govt may bring back Section 66A in a different avatar

The report states that the Centre started work on the new legislation after intelligence agencies complained that the scrapping of the Sec 66A left them with no law to deal with posts on social media that may lead to breach of security or could incite people to commit offences. #BJP #Modi #Section 66A #Social Media in India #Free speech in India #Information and technology #IT Act India #Internet in India
Twitter chants #OnlineAzadi after Supreme Court scraps Section 66A

Mar 25, 2015

Twitter chants #OnlineAzadi after Supreme Court scraps Section 66A

As the Supreme Court, scrapped Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, reactions poured in on Twitter hailing the move making the hashtag #OnlineAzadi trend on Twitter. #India #Supreme Court #TweetFeed #Freedom of Speech #Free Speech #Section 66A #OnlineAzadi #Sec66A
Good riddance to Sec 66A; Nehru's Article 19(2) curbs on free speech should be next

Mar 25, 2015

Good riddance to Sec 66A; Nehru's Article 19(2) curbs on free speech should be next

The intellectual parent of section 66A of the IT Act is actually the ill-defined clauses of Article 19(2) (of which more later), which either needs to be scrapped or defined more precisely so that there is less scope for abuse. #India #Congress #BJP #IT Act #Section 66A of IT Act #Free speech in India #Sec 66A #curbs on free speech in India
SC scraps Section 66A: A progressive move, say lawyers, activists

Mar 25, 2015

SC scraps Section 66A: A progressive move, say lawyers, activists

Lawyers struggling to preserve freedom of expression have welcomed decision to scrap Section 66A of the IT Act and hoped that with the "landmark judgement" would help prevent the "abuse" of the "draconian law". #Supreme Court #TheySaidIt #Free Speech #lawyers #Aseem Trivedi #Section 66A #acitvists #Manali Singhal

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Anti Islam video Free speech at what cost?

Sep 14, 2012

Anti Islam video Free speech at what cost?

Free speech absolutists want the US govt to assert First Amendment rights and not compromise this most sacred principle. But they dont explain how a government is to protect its citizens a task more sacred. #ThatsJustWrong #Libya #Free Speech #Terry Jones #Anti-Islamic Film
Why write Satanic stuff when it's not really material?

Feb 14, 2012

Why write Satanic stuff when it's not really material?

What Rushdie's book needed was sensible editing. Editing generally improves the quality of a book without losing out the essence. So whats wrong with that? #Salman Rushdie #ToWhatEffect #Satanic Verses #Free Speech #JLF