New Delhi, March 24: The Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 24 struck down the validity of Section 66 A of the Information Technology (IT) Act terming it as unconstitutional.
Speaking about the Supreme Court verdict, petitioner in the case, Shreya Singhal was quoted as saying, "It is a big victory. Under section 66A of the IT Act you cannot be jailed anymore because it stands invalid."
Meanwhile, micro-blogging site Twitter has been flooded with comments on the Supreme Court verdict which gave freedom to internet users.
So abusing people is no longer illegal. However, it doesn't make it a nice thing to do. Like breaking hearts. Not illegal. Not nice. #Sec66A— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) March 24, 2015
Glad the Supreme Court has struck down Section 66A of the IT Act, which was liable to misuse (&has been abused). Freedom must not be curbed— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) March 24, 2015
#Sec66A Hmm Finally someone listens. Now I am free to abuse anyone on social media Hurrayyyy.... :P— Paurush Praveen Sinh (@paurushsinha) March 24, 2015
"S" ka bol bala on #Sec66A 'S'hiv 'S'ena 1stmisused it 'S'aheen & 'S'rinivasan's case 'S'hreya 'S'inghal fought in'S'C 2 get it 'Struck down— Madhusudan Thakkar (@madhusudan41) March 24, 2015