The Centre on Wednesday requested the states to direct their police to not register instances underneath the repealed Part 66A of the Data Know-how Act, 2000 associated to posting on-line feedback.
The Supreme Courtroom in 2015 had struck down the controversial Part 66A of the IT Act that made posting “offensive” feedback on-line a criminal offense punishable by jail, after a protracted marketing campaign by defenders of free speech.
Nevertheless, lately, the apex court docket had mentioned that it was stunning that the judgment placing down the legislation has not been applied even now.
The Ministry of Dwelling Affairs (MHA) has requested states and Union Territories (UTs) to direct all police stations underneath their jurisdiction to not register instances underneath the repealed Part 66A of the Data Know-how Act, 2000, a house ministry assertion mentioned.
The ministry mentioned it has additionally requested the states and UTs to sensitise legislation enforcement companies for the compliance of the order issued by the Supreme Courtroom on March 24, 2015.
The MHA has additionally requested that if any case has been booked in states and UTs