Judgement of the Supreme Court of India regarding Section 66A of the Information Technology Act of 2000, 24/03/2015

  • 24/03/2015

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Shreya Singhal Vs Union of India dated 24/03/2015 regarding Section 66A of the Information Technology Act of 2000.

This batch of writ petitions filed under Article 32 of the Constitution of India raises very important and far-reaching questions relatable primarily to the fundamental right of free speech and expression guaranteed by Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India. The immediate cause for concern in these petitions is Section 66A of the Information Technology Act of 2000. This Section was not in the Act as originally enacted, but came into force by virtue of an Amendment Act of 2009 with effect from 27.10.2009.