SHREYA SINGHAL

  • Shreya Singhal, who got Sec 66A of IT Act scrapped, backs the fight for net neutrality April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: As support for net neutrality increases with each passing day, even Shreya Singhal, who filed the petition against Section 66A of Information Technology Act which led the Supreme Court scrapping it, believes the proposal by some telecom operators to allow preferential access to some websites and apps is...
  • Shreya Singhal on her fight for free speech online and what led to her petition against Sec 66A of IT Act April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Shreya Singhal, 24-year-old, fought against the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act which led to the Supreme Court scrapping the draconian law. The law student filed the petition against Section 66A after two girls from Palgarh in Maharashtra were arrested for a Facebook post after Shiv...
  • SC strikes down Section 66A of IT Act: Is it biggest win for free speech online? March 24, 2015

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: SC strikes down Section 66A of IT Act March 24, 2015

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • Twitter abuzz as SC strikes down 66A of IT Act, quashes ban on free press March 24, 2015

    The Supreme Court has struck down the validity of the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act. The section had given police powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. ...
  • Was Section 66A of the IT Act misused? March 24, 2015

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • Petitioner Shreya calls SC's order quashing Section 66A of IT Act people's victory March 24, 2015

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The The petition was filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. She said, "The Act was being misused. The government has its own...
  • Who said what: Supreme Court scraps Section 66A of IT Act March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court's landmark judgement scrapping the draconian section 66A of the IT Act has been welcomed by all. Quashing Section 66A, the Supreme Court called it "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought...
  • Flashback: List of cases where Section 66A of IT Act was misused March 24, 2015

    The Supreme Court has quashed the controversial Section 66A of the Information and Technology Act calling it unconstitutional and untenable. The section gave police the powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. The court added that it interferes...
  • SC strikes down Section 66A of IT Act, calls it unconstitutional and untenable March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. Singhal filed the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...