It Act

  • National Herald case: Swamy seeks probe against Sonia Gandhi under IT Act June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy has now written to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley seeking an investigation into the National Herald case under the Income Tax Act. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have been named accused in the case and a Delhi court has summoned...
  • Man arrested for posting offensive pictures on Facebook June 23, 2014

    A young man has been arrested for allegedly posting offensive pictures on social networking site Facebook, police said. The accused, identified as Yogesh Kumar, was arrested on Saturday following complaints that he had posted offensive pictures against a particular religion on his Facebook page. Police said the accused had a Facebook account...
  • Murder accused booked for photo on Facebook with illegal gun June 12, 2014

    A case has been registered against an accused in a murder case after he was found posing with an illegal firearm in a photograph posted on social networking website, Facebook. According to Circle Officer Sanjeev Vajpayee, the accused Sachin is in police custody for the murder of a Class X student...
  • Will police act against Manmohan Singh abusers, asks Digvijaya May 24, 2014

    Panaji: Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh took to Twitter to condemn Goa Police registering a case against a person who faces arrest for his preelection antiNarendra Modi tweets. In his tweet on Saturday Digvijaya said that will the same police who were witchhunting Devu Chodankar, a 31yearold Mumbaibased shipbuilding professional, act...
  • Sena protests 'derogatory' remark on FB against Bal Thackeray October 16, 2013

    Thane: There is tension in Thane after Shiv Sena activists protested an alleged derogatory comment against late party founder Bal Thackeray on Facebook. The Shiv Sena has registered a complaint with the police about the comment which ostensibly derides Bal Thackeray and his son Uddhav. A case against unknown...
  • Prior approval must to arrest under Section 66A: SC May 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said no person would be arrested under Section 66A of the IT Act for posting objectionable comments on social networking websites without prior approval from an officer not below the rank of inspector general of police. A vacation bench of Justice BS Chauhan and...
  • Only top officers can order arrest for offensive posts on web: SC May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that no arrests could be made for objectionable comments on social networking websites without prior permission of senior police officers. The apex court, which refused to pass an order for a blanket ban on the arrest of a person for making ...
  • Online censorship: SC to hear plea against govt action May 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a plea seeking to restrain government authorities from taking any coercive action against anyone for posting alleged objectionable comments on social networking sites. An application was filed before the apex court seeking its direction to the authorities not to take...
  • AP: Lawyer arrested for Facebook post against exCM, MLA May 13, 2013

    Hyderabad: A civil liberties lawyer, Jaya Vindyala, has been arrested under Section 66A of the IT Act for posting some comments on Facebook allegedly against former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Tamil Nadu Governor Rosaiah and an MLA A Krishna Mohan. The advocate, who is also a member of the...
  • 3 arrested for threatening, abusing Kashmir girl band online February 7, 2013

    Srinagar: Three persons have been arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in connection with the alleged online abuses and threats to the allgirls rock band, Pragaash. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted, "I'm glad the police in Kashmir has identified and arrested people for the online threats...
  • Will online freedom of speech decrease even further? January 11, 2013

    The internet's a brave new world in so many waysdriven by the young invigorating the old. About 150 million Indians are on the web now. Earlier, to express ideas publicly, you had to go through a newspaper, magazine, TV or a radio station before. The guardians of media regulated how...
  • Centre to issue advisory to check misuse of IT Act December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of some arrests over certain postings on social networking sites, Telecom and IT Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday said a provision in the Information Technology Act has been misused in some states and the Centre will soon issue an advisory to check it. "As per...
  • BSNL's website hacked by Anonymous India December 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Stateowned telecom firm BSNL's Website was hacked on Friday by a group that demanded withdrawal of section 66 A of the IT Act. The Website 'www.bsnl.co.in' was quickly restored. The group Anonymous India said that it hacked the website in support of activists Aseem Trivedi and Alok Dixit,...
  • FB post arrests: Case against AI trade union member December 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Two Air India employees, who were arrested earlier this year for allegedly posting messages criticising Supreme Court orders on Facebook, have now registered a complaint against a trade union member of the airline. Cabin crew members Mayank Sharma and KVJ Rao accused Sagar Karnik of misleading the police...
  • Will govt rethink, amend section 66(A) of IT Act? December 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Communication and IT, Milind Deora accepted misuse of the Information Technology (IT) Act and said that the government is open to making the law more objective to prevent further misuse. With pressure mounting from netizens, the government is under pressure to do a rethink...
  • Will the government listen to the voice of netizens? November 30, 2012

    The SC asks Maharashtra to explain the FB arrests, but the Centre maintains there is no need to scrap the IT law. ...
  • SC questions Maharashtra govt, others over Section 66(A) November 30, 2012

    The SC issued notices to the Maharashtra government and other concerned states on why Section 66(A) should not be scrapped. ...
  • News 360: Develop ways to stop sexual harassment, says SC November 30, 2012

    The Supreme Court tells the government to clamp down on harassment of women with CCTV camera and harsh punishment. ...
  • Outrage led me to file PIL against IT Act: DU student November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi University student Shreya Singhal, who has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court challenging the Information Technology Act, has said that she filed the petition because she felt very strongly about the issue and felt outraged over the recent cases where arrests were made...
  • Section 66A of IT Act is a can of worms: Cyber law expert November 30, 2012

    Cyber law expert Pawan Duggal has hailed the Supreme Court's intervention in the Palghar Facebook arrests case. ...
  • Don't want to live in fear of being jailed: IT Act petitioner November 30, 2012

    The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Centre, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Delhi and Puducherry governments over the petition filed by a Delhi University student, Shreya Singhal, challenging the Information Technology Act. The court has asked Maharashtra to explain arrest of the two Palghar girls over Facebook comments...
  • SC admits Aseem Trivedi's plea against Sec 66(A) of IT Act November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has admitted cartoonist Aseem Trivedi's plea against the controversial Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act. Trivedi had been arrested in Mumbai in September on sedition charges for allegedly mocking the Constitution. He said the law is being misused to curb freedom. My plea has been...
  • Explain arrest of girls over FB post: SC to Maha govt November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Centre, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Delhi and Puducherry governments over the petition filed by a Delhi University student, Shreya Singhal, challenging the Information Technology Act. The court has asked Maharashtra to explain arrest of the two Palghar girls over...
  • AG to reply to plea on Sec 66(A) of IT Act in SC November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The Attorney General is expected to give his opinion to the Supreme Court on Friday on a petition challenging the controversial Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act. This, even as politicians and cyber experts say the section should be rewritten. The petition challenging the controversial Section 66(A)...
  • News 360: Namdhari booked for killing Ponty's brother Hardeep November 29, 2012

    Government issues guidelines to prevent misuse of section 66(A) of the IT Act as the the demand for changing social media laws reach the Supreme Court. ...
  • Govt acts as battle over Sec 66(A) of IT Act reaches SC November 29, 2012

    New Delhi: In a major development, the Supreme Court has asked the Attorney General to respond to a petition challenging the controversial Section 66A in the Information Technology Act. The apex court has listed hearing in the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a Delhi student. The step by the Supreme...
  • Govt under pressure to amend section 66 (A) of the IT act November 29, 2012

    The Supreme Court has asked the Attorney General to respond to a petition challenging the controversial Section 66A in the IT Act. ...
  • New guidelines to prevent misuse of Sec 66(A) of IT Act November 29, 2012

    New Delhi: No less than a police officer of a rank of DCP will be allowed to permit registration of a case under provisions of the Information Technlogy Act that deals with spreading hatred through electronic messages, following uproar over recent arrests under the controversial law. In the case of...
  • SC asks AG to reply to PIL on Sec 66(A) of IT Act by Friday November 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the petitioners to serve a copy of the petition challenging Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act to the Attorney General. The AG has been summoned to respond to the petition on Friday. A Delhi student has filed a public interest litigation (PIL)...
  • Govt modifies Sec 66(A) of IT Act after FB controversies November 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has modified rules under the controversial Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act in the wake of its alleged misuse in recent few cases. This comes a day after a 19yearold boy was questioned by the police in Palghar over an alleged Facebook post against Maharashtra...