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Section 66A


Ghost of Section 66A

July 16, 2021 7:45 am

The SC's strictures and the Centre's note underline the letter of the law. Now the challenge is to implement it in spirit

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

March 21, 2016 3:32 pm

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

May 22, 2015 12:10 am

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

April 24, 2015 7:06 pm

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

April 10, 2015 12:17 am

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

SC seeks govt’s stand over de-criminalising defamation

April 08, 2015 2:40 am

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

Creating lesser citizens

April 07, 2015 1:25 am

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?

April 01, 2015 12:11 am

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

Freedom most reasonable

March 31, 2015 12:48 am

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

A mixed record on freedom

March 28, 2015 12:03 am

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