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Supreme Court dismisses petition seeking ban on WhatsApp

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | More »

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...


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 »


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 »