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No dirty poems on Mahatma Gandhi: SC obscenity ruling is a big blow to free speech

May 15, 2015

No dirty poems on Mahatma Gandhi: SC obscenity ruling is a big blow to free speech

When the Supreme Court struck down S. 66A of the IT Act in Shreya Singhal vs Union of India two months ago, the verdict was hailed as a landmark milestone in Indian free speech jurisprudence for two reasons. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Mahatma Gandhi #SC #Gandhiji #66A of IT Act
After Snapdeal, it's Paytm: FIR against co's directors for fraud done by customer

May 04, 2015

After Snapdeal, it's Paytm: FIR against co's directors for fraud done by customer

After an FIR against Snapdeal for selling prescription drugs online, a case has been filed against mobile wallet service provider Paytm directors (Vijay Shekhar sharma and Harinder Pal) for fraud transactions amounting to Rs 22 lakh. under sections of forgery and IT Act. #India #Fraud #ATM #Snapdeal #IT Act #Paytm #Vijay Shekhar Sharma #Harinder Pal
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
Chidambaram statement on SC order on section 66A sheer hypocrisy: Bhardwaj

Mar 26, 2015

Chidambaram statement on SC order on section 66A sheer hypocrisy: Bhardwaj

Former Law Minister and senior Congress leader Hans Raj Bhardwaj on Thursday termed as "sheer hypocrisy" the statement of his then Cabinet colleague P Chidambaram welcoming the Supreme Court judgement striking down a controversial provision in the IT law. #UPA #P. Chidambaram #Congress #Supreme Court #Salman Khurshid #IT Act #NewstRakcer #Hans Raj Bhardwaj
'SC verdict has nothing to do with me': Azam Khan distances himself from 66A

Mar 26, 2015

'SC verdict has nothing to do with me': Azam Khan distances himself from 66A

"The strictness we have shown (in these matters) has led to a marked dip in such posts on the social media...it has discouraged the wrong doers," he said defending the arrest of the youth, who was later released on bail. #S&P #Supreme Court #Azam Khan #IT Act #Section 66A
Section 66A scrapped but techie put behind bars thanks to Sec 67 of same IT ACT

Mar 26, 2015

Section 66A scrapped but techie put behind bars thanks to Sec 67 of same IT ACT

No, sexual predators and those out there to harass others on the internet won't have it easy after Section 66A of the Information and Technology Act was struck down by the Supreme Court. #NewsTracker #Karnataka #IT Act #Information and Technology Act #Srinath Nambudri
Why striking down Section 66A does not guarantee absolute protection?

Mar 26, 2015

Why striking down Section 66A does not guarantee absolute protection?

Dependence of the agents of the state on the political class can create situations where they can be employed against the individual or the citizenry. #Supreme Court #InMyOpinion #Freedom of Speech #Ruchika Girhotra #SPS Rathore #IT Act #Section 66A #Captain Dreyfus
WhatsApp jokes to Facebook posts: How Section 66A was abused in Kashmir

Mar 26, 2015

WhatsApp jokes to Facebook posts: How Section 66A was abused in Kashmir

Kashmir has been a particularly enthusiastic user of section 66A of the Information and Technology act. #facebook #HowThisWorks #J&K #Police #Srinagar #Jammu Kashmir #WhatsApp #Section 66A #Section 66A of the IT act
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