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  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 30, 2012

    Watch today's top stories with CNNIBN EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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)...
  • 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...
  • 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)...