Shreya Singhal
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'A great victory for all who use the internet in India'

India's Supreme Court has struck down a law which allowed police to arrest people for comments made on social networks and other internet sites.

The court ruled that the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act was unconstitutional.

The law was challenged after two women were arrested in November 2012 over Facebook comments about the death of politician Bal Thackeray.

Law student Shreya Singhal who brought the challenge, has described the ruling as "a great victory".

  • 24 Mar 2015
  • From the section Asia
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