37% rural youth sans Internet access: Study
India’s Supreme Court court has struck down a law that made posting “offensive” comments on the internet a crime punishable by a jail term of up to three years. But, for the free speech campaigners, there is more work to do, writes technology writer Prasanto K Roy.
Section 66A, inserted in 2009 into India’s Information Technology [IT] Act of 2000, was sweeping and draconian, and was repeatedly abused across the country, say free speech campaigners.
It was challenged in 2012 by a law student, Shreya Singhal, then 21.