News Desk, Press24 News, New Delhi
Published by: Sanjeev Kumar Jha
Updated Thu, 15 Jul 2021 12:03 AM IST
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday requested all states and union territories to instruct all police stations under their jurisdiction not to register cases under the IT Act-66A.
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Significantly, then the Supreme Court had said that the definition of this law is not clear. A content that will be objectionable to one, may not be to the other. The court had said that Section 66A directly affects the right of people to know. The then Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice Rohinton Nariman said that this provision clearly affects the fundamental right to freedom of expression in the Constitution.
Let us tell you that Section 66A then empowered the police to arrest those who allegedly put objectionable content on social sites or on the net. But now the police can’t do that.
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has requested States and UTs to direct all police stations under their jurisdiction not to register cases under the repealed Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000: MHA pic.twitter.com/ddBBfWN7Y0
— ANI (@ANI) July 14, 2021
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