It Act

  • Sena protests 'derogatory' remark on FB against Bal Thackeray 16-10-2013 03:27 PM

    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 persons...
  • Prior approval must to arrest under Section 66A: SC 17-05-2013 04:20 AM

    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...
  • Only top officers can order arrest for offensive posts on web: SC 16-05-2013 12:24 PM

    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 objectionable...
  • Online censorship: SC to hear plea against govt action 15-05-2013 01:01 PM

    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 ex-CM, MLA 13-05-2013 11:25 AM

    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...
  • Centre to issue advisory to check misuse of IT Act 15-12-2012 12:30 AM

    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 14-12-2012 01:28 PM

    New Delhi: State-owned 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 01-12-2012 05:14 PM

    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? 01-12-2012 07:40 AM

    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? 30-11-2012 10:41 PM

    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) 30-11-2012 09:35 PM

    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 30-11-2012 09:32 PM

    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 30-11-2012 06:42 PM

    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 30-11-2012 05:53 PM

    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 30-11-2012 02:31 PM

    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 30-11-2012 01:18 PM

    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...
  • Explain arrest of girls over FB post: SC to Maha govt 30-11-2012 11:46 AM

    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...
  • A-G to reply to plea on Sec 66(A) of IT Act in SC 30-11-2012 07:48 AM

    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 re-written. The petition challenging the controversial Section 66(A)...
  • News 360: Namdhari booked for killing Ponty's brother Hardeep 29-11-2012 09:49 PM

    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 29-11-2012 08:48 PM

    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...
  • Govt under pressure to amend section 66 (A) of the IT act 29-11-2012 07:06 PM

    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 29-11-2012 06:32 PM

    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 A-G to reply to PIL on Sec 66(A) of IT Act by Friday 29-11-2012 03:06 PM

    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 A-G 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 29-11-2012 01:05 PM

    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 19-year-old boy was questioned by the police in Palghar over an alleged Facebook post against Maharashtra...
  • Bal Thackeray FB post: DGP hints at dropping charges 29-11-2012 12:16 PM

    Mumbai: The DGP has hinted at dropping charges against the two Palghar girls who were arrested and released over a Facebook post on late Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray. The DGP has said that the police will file a closure report if the Facebook post didn't warrant penal provisions. A...
  • My FB account was tampered with: Palghar boy 29-11-2012 11:35 AM

    Mumbai: In another Facebook row in Palghar, a 19-year-old boy has spoken out after his Facebook account was allegedly hacked and used to abuse Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray. The boy maintains that he never wrote the controversial post but believes it was written to create enmity in Palghar...
  • SC to hear Delhi student's PIL challenging Sec 66(A) of IT Act 29-11-2012 11:19 AM

    New Delhi: A Delhi student has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court challenging Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act which was invoked to arrest two girls in Palghar, Maharashtra after they posted a comment on the bandh in Mumbai after Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's...
  • AI employees arrested for online post against SC order 26-11-2012 11:57 AM

    Mumbai: Even as the country debates the arrest of the two girls who were picked for their comments on late Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray on Facebook, here's another case. Two Air India employees were arrested under the same IT Act for criticising Supreme Court orders. Charges against the two...