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Section 66 (A) of IT Act continues to remain in the eye of storm

Even Telecom & IT Minister Kapil Sibal had accepted that some states had misused certain provision in the Act

The Section 66 (A) of the Indian IT Act continues to haunt the government. At a time when a public interest litigation has been filed in the Supreme court questioning the constitutional validity of the section, questions are also being raised about the need for such "draconian" section. "Considering the potential and (recently) demonstrated abuse of Section 66A in contravention of freedom of speech, it may be worthwhile to explore a judicial review before arrests under Section 66A can be made...there is a need to review Section 66A holistically, keeping in mind the ...