Section 66A of Information Technology Act, 2000 is unconstitutional for being vague [Read Judgment]

Murali Krishnan March 24 2015
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Shreya Singhal v Union of India

After two months of gripping arguments, the Supreme Court today declared as unconstitutional, one of the most intensely debated statutory provisions of late – Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000. After the drama of SEBI Sahara, a great part of which played out in courtrooms 6 and 7 of the Supreme Court, the focus was back in those very court rooms thanks to nine petitions which were clubbed and heard by a Division Bench presided by Justice Chelameswar. The alleged draconian rule which was used to arrest citizens and non citizens . . .

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