Cyberlaw

In defence of free speech

Print edition : April 17, 2015

A hunger strike against Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi in December 2012. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

Rinu Shrinivasan and Shaheen Dhada of Palghar in Thane district of Maharashtra, who were arrested for posting and liking a comment on Facebook. A file picture. Photo: PTI

Shreya Singhal, the lead petitioner in the case. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MP. He was also a petitioner in the case. Photo: Kamal Narang

The Supreme Court upholds freedom of online speech by striking down Section 66A of Information Technology Act.

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