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Kerala's new law: 5-year jail term or fine of Rs 10,000 for offensive post

Kerala Governor Arif Khan has signed the Kerala Police Act Amendment ordinance, envisaged by the Left government in the state to prevent cyber attacks against women and children

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The opposition parties had alleged that the amendment would give more power to the police and also curtail the freedom of the press

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Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has signed the Kerala Police Act Amendment ordinance, envisaged by the Left government in thestate to prevent cyber attacks against women and children which the opposition had alleged would curtail freedom of expression.
A Raj Bhavan source confirmed that the Governor, who had come back to the official residence recently after recovering from the COVID-19, signed the ordinance which had triggered widespread row in the southern state.
The opposition parties had alleged that the amendment would give more power to the police and also curtail the freedom of the press, the charge which was rejected by Chief

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First Published: Nov 22 2020 | 4:35 PM IST

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