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Jail Will Not Be Held On Social Media Posts, Supreme Court Quashes Section 66A Jail Will Not Be Held On Social Media Posts, Supreme Court Quashes Section 66A

Bronze medal Reporter Sonali Posted 15 May 2020
Jail Will Not Be Held On Social Media Posts, Supreme Court Quashes Section 66A

* Social media posts will not be jailed, Section 66A revoked. *
Supreme Court quashed the historic decisions on Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, declaring it unconstitutional.
The Court while delivering a significant judgment said that this section of the IT Act is in violation of Article 19 (1) A of the Constitution, which gives "the right to freedom of speech and expression" to every citizen of India. The court said, Section 66A is a violation of the fundamental right to freedom of expression. *
* After the court order, no post will be arrested on social media mediums like Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, WhatsApp. *


Earlier, under Section 66A, the police had the right to arrest anyone on the basis of what was written on the Internet. Section 66A of the IT Act was challenged in the petitions filed in the Supreme Court.
Petitioner Shreya Singhal termed the verdict a major victory and said, the Supreme Court upheld the right to freedom of speech and expression of the people!

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