Supreme Court Expresses Displeasure With Cases Being Registered After Repeal Of Section 66A Of The IT Act
New Delhi, July 5 (TNA) The Supreme Court has expressed displeasure over the registration of cases even after the repeal of Section 66A of the IT Act. The Supreme Court has described these as amazing and shocking.
The apex court has said that this is a very surprising case and that it will take some action regarding this. A bench of Justices RF Nariman, KM Joseph and BR Gavai issued notice to Centre and sought its response within two weeks. The SC displeasure came in response to the petition presented by the petitioner Peoples Union For Civil Liberties (PUCL)
The court had also Instructed the government to issue advisory that no FIR should be registered under this section anywhere. NGO PUCL has urged the court to direct the Center to collect all data regarding FIR or investigation where Section 66A has been invoked as well as cases pending in courts across the country. In fact, in the Shreya Singhal case, the Supreme Court struck down this section as unconstitutional.
Actually, a complaint was being made for a long time regarding the misuse of the IT Act, a petition was also filed in the court regarding this. Regarding this, the question of freedom of expression in social media was also raised, which was considered very important by the court.