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Supreme Court dismisses petition seeking ban on WhatsApp

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | More »

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking a ban on messaging app WhatsApp. A public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a Haryana-based Right to Information (RTI) activist Sudhir Yadav had claimed that WhatsApp and other messaging apps were helping terrorists by encrypting the messa...

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Supreme Court scraps law which allowed people to be jailed for offensive online posts

In a landmark judgement upholding freedom of expression, the Supreme Court today struck down a provision in the cyber law which provides power to arrest a person for posting allegedly “offensive” content on websites. Terming liberty of thought and expression as “cardinal”, a ...

24 March, 2015 | More »

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Supreme Court reserves verdict on pleas against IT Act provisions

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of certain sections of the cyber law including a provision under which a person can be arrested for allegedly posting “offensive” contents on websites. A bench of justices J Che...

26 February, 2015 | More »