Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicSection 66A

Topic: Section 66A

9 years on, Jadavpur prof arrested for forwarding Mamata cartoon is still stuck in legal battle

Ambikesh Mahapatra was charged under Section 66A of IT Act, among others, but 6 years after SC struck down that law, his case is on. Mamata govt says it has nothing to do with it.

‘Shocking, terrible’ that people still booked under scrapped Section 66A of IT Act, SC says

An application filed before the top court by People’s Union for Civil Liberties claimed 745 cases were pending trial in courts in 11 states under the now-defunct Section 66A of IT Act.

In India, it’s save-the-internet time once again

Internet freedom is threatened once again as the Modi government is high on power and the opposition dead. We must speak up before it's too late.

Internet group plans ‘zombie tracker’ to keep tab on FIRs filed under non-existent Sec 66A

Internet Freedom Foundation says cases still being filed under Section 66A, struck down by SC in 2015. 'Zombie tracker' will keep a tab on such cases on a monthly basis.

Modi govt blocked 2,388 websites in 2018, stopped collecting data of arrests under 66A

IT ministry informs Parliament that websites were blocked for objectionable content. Lack of data on arrests under section 66A draws flak from activists.

On Camera

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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