Section 66A

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Section 66A: Seven instances of alleged abuse on social media

Here are some of the instances in the past where 66A was slapped against those who posted "offensive" content on social media.

‘Insult to RSS chief’: Police in a fix after booking youth under scrapped 66(A) of IT Act

While the Sheopur police are still clueless, their counterparts in Anuppur have booked another Muslim youth under the same section of the IT Act for his Facebook comment against the RSS chief.


The snooping state

NDA government agrees with its predecessor on the overreaching importance of state surveillance.

UP tells SC that prosecution on boy for post against Azam Khan will continue

The Class XII student was arrested on March 18 for allegedly posting on Facebook 'objectionable' comments against Khan and a local court had sent him to 14-day judicial custody.

A blunt instrument

Criminal defamation laws chill free speech. They should be struck off.

SC seeks govt’s stand over de-criminalising defamation

Need to see if its position in the IPC was unwarranted, says court


Creating lesser citizens

SC order declaring that high courts will not entertain challenges to orders of the Armed Forces Tribunal curtails military litigants’ right to justice.

And what about Section 377?

As with 66A, SC could use the ‘void for vagueness’ doctrine to strike it down.

Freedom most reasonable

SC’s resounding words while striking down 66A apply not just to internet but to all media.

A mixed record on freedom

Supreme Court has upheld civil liberties in Section 66A judgment — unlike during Emergency.