Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Judgment Day – Quashing of Section 66A of IT (Amendment) Act 2008

Author: Manasdeep

On March 24th, 2015 a landmark judgment was delivered by Supreme Court (SC) of India pertaining to online freedom of expression. A controversial legislative section 66A in ITAA 2008 was declared as unconstitutional by SC. Interestingly, many complaints were made before regarding the widespread abuse and misuse of section 66A. But what finally prompted the apex court to announce its verdict on Section 66A. Let’s examine the situation a bit more closely.