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Democracy prevails: B-Town hails scrapping of Section 66A

The court held that Section 66A violated Article 19(1)(a) of the constitution that guaranteed freedom of speech and expression.

By: Indo-Asian News Service | Mumbai | Updated: March 24, 2015 7:36:28 pm
madhur bhandarkar, sanjay gupta As soon as the Supreme Court quashed Section 66A of the Information Technology Act on Tuesday, there was a tizzy on micro-blogging site Twitter with renowned Bollywood filmmakers like Madhur Bhandarkar and Sanjay Gupta welcoming the verdict and saying it would further the freedom of expression.

As soon as the Supreme Court quashed Section 66A of the Information Technology Act on Tuesday, there was a tizzy on micro-blogging site Twitter with renowned Bollywood filmmakers like Madhur Bhandarkar and Sanjay Gupta welcoming the verdict and saying it would further the freedom of expression.

The court held that Section 66A violated Article 19(1)(a) of the constitution that guaranteed freedom of speech and expression.

Bhandarkar, who has helmed films like ‘Fashion’, ‘Page 3’ and ‘Corporate’ on societal issues, said that the verdict stands true to the principles of a democratic nation.

Gul Panag:

Ayushmann Khurrana:

Konkona Sensharma:

Shirish Kunder:

Shekhar Kapur:

Punit Malhotra:

Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted:

Where as ‘Shootout at Wadala’ filmmaker Sanjay Gupta posted:

Others to welcome the judgement were Pritish Nandy. He wrote:

And celebrated writer Chetan Bhagat, who raised the bar by churning out bestsellers like “Five Point Someone”, “The 3 Mistakes of My Life”, and “2 States” and most of his novels have been adapted into successful movies. He tweeted:

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