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SC PIL against section 66A filed Government issues new guidelines

SC PIL against section 66A filed Government issues new guidelines
Updated on Friday, January 11, 2013

Few days back we saw that how it is easy for powerful, rich, and influential to misuse Information technology act section 66A.

After these incidents, PIL was filed in the Supreme Court of India.
Now SC has decided to examine the Information Technology Act to prevent recurrence of such incidents.

PIL demanded amendments to IT Act.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir and Justice J Chelameswar
said it was considering taking suo motu cognizance of recent incidents of arrest of people.

Now Congress Government has came out with the new guidelines

the concerned police officer or police station may not register any complaints (under Section 66 (A)) unless he has obtained prior approval at the level of an officer not below the DCP rank in urban and rural areas and IG level in metros,"

Let us hope Supreme Court of India will scrap the Section 66A or will order the government to amend it.

Updated on Friday, January 11, 2013

Congress Government has justified the controversial provision of Section 66A of the Information and Technology (IT) Act, which was used to arrest two girls from Palghar
In an affidavit Congress government told to Supreme Court of India that
the legislative intent was to curb the menace of sending offensive messages.
As far as the words used were concerned, it said they were taken from the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to make it more broad-based, keeping in view the color a communication might take.
The affidavit stated freedom of speech was subject to reasonable restriction and misuse of the law by a section of society cannot make it unconstitutional.

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Destination Infinity November 30, 2012  

Good move and much required. SM, can you write a post on how one can file a PIL, is a lawyer required, etc?

Destination Infinity