Supreme Court of India – Shreya Singhal vs Union of India

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CRIMINAL/CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION
WRIT PETITION (CRIMINAL) NO.167 OF 2012
SHREYA SINGHAL …PETITIONER
VERSUS
UNION OF INDIA …RESPONDENT

The writ petition was filed under article 32 of the Constitution of India and raised the question related to the fundamental right of free speech and expression guaranteed by Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India.The immediate cause for concern in the petition is ¬†Section 66A of the Informational Technology Act of 2009.The arguments were formed for the unconstitutionality of the above mentioned section. The section 69A was also challenged. Section 66A has struck down in its entirely being violative of Article19(1)(A) and Section 69(a) and the Informational Technology Rules are Constitutionally valid…Read More