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'Offensive' IT law struck down

'offensive' it law struck downWhat politicians couldn’t muster enough will to do, the Supreme Court did. The apex court struck down a controversial provision in the cyber law providing for arrest for posting allegedly..
Mid-Day 1 week ago
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Politicians repeatedly tried to muzzle free speech

*The opposition to Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has gathered momentum with every case that was slapped on citizens for criticising or making fun of politicians. * The latest incident..
Deccan Herald 1 week ago

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News video: Indian cartoonists mourn death of RK Laxman

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Pune/ Mumbai/ New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Indian cartoonists mourned the death of eminent cartoonist RK Laxman, whose "You Said It" cartoon featuring the 'Common Man' lampooned..
Source: News unlimited - on January 27, 2015

 
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Some of the infamous cases registered under under Sec 66A of the IT Act

In the light of the Supreme Court quashing Section 66A of the IT Act on Tuesday and declaring that the Act was misused, a quick run through some controversial cases. *March 19, 2015:* UP Police..
Mid-Day 1 week ago

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'Victims' rejoice as Supreme Court scraps controversial cyber provision

'Victims' who bore the brunt of the controversial section 66A of Information Technology Act for posting allegedly "offensive" content online heaved a sigh of relief as the Supreme Court on Tuesday, in..
DNA 1 week agoAlso reported by •Deccan Herald
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10 cases when Section 66A was blatantly misused

In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court has *struck down Section 66A of the IT Act*. In their order, the court said that Section 66A is violative of Article 19(1)(a), not saved by Article 19(2),..
DNA 1 week ago

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Six controversial arrests made under Section 66A

*Delivering a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court benched by J Chelameswar and R F Nariman, quashed the Section 66A of Information Technology Act, which allowed the arrest of a person for posting..
Deccan Herald 1 week ago

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Section 66A of IT Act: The journey so far

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on Tuesday on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of certain sections of the cyber law including a provision under which a..
DNA 1 week ago

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No wit in Aseem Trivedi's cartoons, no sedition either: High Court

The high court, while disposing of the PIL against embattled cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, said on Tuesday that people cannot be charged with sedition for simply criticising the government. A division..
DNA 2 weeks ago

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Govt can’t slap sedition charge for criticism: HC

The issue was raised during the hearing of a criminal PIL dealing with arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi in 2012.
Indian Express 2 weeks ago

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Aseem Trivedi's cartoons do not attract charge of sedition: Bombay HC

The Bombay high court found no wit in his cartoons but thankfully for him and the rest of free speech advocates, neither did it think they amounted to being seditious, a charge slapped on Aseem Trivedi..
IndiaTimes 2 weeks ago
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Mere criticism of govt is not sedition: HC

The Bombay high court found no wit in his cartoons but thankfully for him and the rest of free speech advocates, neither did it think they amounted to being seditious, a charge slapped on Aseem Trivedi..
IndiaTimes 2 weeks ago
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Bombay high court again defers verdict in cartoonist Aseem Trivedi's case

Bombay high court on Monday again deferred pronouncing its verdict on a public interest litigation challenging the arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi in October 2011 on charges of sedition.
IndiaTimes 2 weeks ago

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HC defers verdict in cartoonist's arrest for sedition

Bombay High Court on Friday deferred pronouncing its verdict on a public interest litigation filed challenging the arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi in October 2011 on charge of sedition.
IndiaTimes 3 weeks ago
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Indian cartoonists mourn death of RK Laxman

Pune/ Mumbai/ New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Indian cartoonists mourned the death of eminent cartoonist RK Laxman, whose "You Said It" cartoon featuring the 'Common Man' lampooned India's powerful for half a..
ANI News on January 27, 2015

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Sedition charge: HC seeks to know state guidelines

Hearing a PIL on 2012 arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, court asks if arrest is needed in such cases
Indian Express on January 19, 2015

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HC reserves order on PIL against sedition charge on cartoonist Aseem Trivedi

The Bombay High Court reserved its order on a public interest litigation on Monday, challenging the arrest of anti-corruption cartoonist Aseem Trivedi on charges of sedition under Indian Penal Code.
Zee News on January 19, 2015

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Mumbai: Posting Charlie Hebdo cartoons online? You could be in serious trouble

After the attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, an anti-religious satirical magazine by Islamists, many on social media have shared cartoons carried by the magazine in solidarity with the slain..
DNA on January 9, 2015

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Free speech and social media

free speech and social mediaRemember those two teenage girls who were arrested for criticising the bandh after Bal Thackeray’s death on Facebook? Or the cartoonist who got arrested for lampooning Parliament? Or the professor..
Mid-Day on December 12, 2014

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