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Poll: Section 66A scrapped: Will it lead to unchecked abuse online?

india Updated: Mar 24, 2015 14:12 IST
section 66A

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a controversial law that made posting "offensive" comments online a crime punishable by jail, after a long campaign by defenders of free speech.

The Supreme Court said the 2009 amendment to India's Information Technology Act known as section 66A was unconstitutional and a restriction on freedom of speech.