Supreme Court of India rejects section 66A that allowed government to arrest anyone for their controversial comments on social media like Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus etc. Several people have been arrested nationwide for their controversial cartoon postings and comments.
Government of India tried to defend the law (66A) and did all efforts to retain the law in Indian constitution. Government showed a point for country’s sovereignty. If people would be allowed to comment recklessly and allowed to post offensive materials, then it would be very dangerous as those might rise opinion against India’s national interest.
[quote_box_center]”Section 66A is unconstitutional and we have no hesitation in striking it down,” news agency AFP quoted Justice RF Nariman as saying in court. [/quote_box_center]
This petition was filed by the two law students in Mumbai when two people were arrested followed by a comment in Bala Shaheb Thakrey’s death pic in Facebook.
Young generation of India welcomed the decision of Supreme Court of India and finally it rejects section 66A and told this law unconstitutional.