Supreme Court strikes down Section 66 A that allowed police to arrest people for Social Media posts

Good News for Social Media Users in India

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down Section 66 A of the Information and Technology Act, which allows police to arrest people on the basis of what they post on the internet. The court said Section 66 A was unconstitutional because it failed two major tests – the clear and present danger test and the tendency to create public disorder test. The court also found the language used in the Section vague and nebulous saying it doesn’t properly define words like ‘offensive’ or even ‘persistent’.

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