Section 66A and Other Legal Zombies

IFF Working Paper No. 2/2018.

22 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2018

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Abhinav Sekhri

Delhi High Court

Apar Gupta

Internet Freedom Foundation

Date Written: October 31, 2018

Abstract

We find that an unconstitutional provision, Section 66-A of the Information Technology Act 2000, continues to be used by police departments across India in prosecutions. This undermines the freedom of speech, rule of law, and institutional integrity of the Supreme Court. We reason that this is indicative of signal failures between and beyond the institutions of government and recommend solutions which carry beyond Section 66-A.

Keywords: Section 66A, Freedom of Speech, Signal Failures

Suggested Citation

Sekhri, Abhinav and Gupta, Apar, Section 66A and Other Legal Zombies (October 31, 2018). IFF Working Paper No. 2/2018. . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3275893 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3275893

Abhinav Sekhri

Delhi High Court ( email )

Delhi
India Gate
Delhi, 110003
India

Apar Gupta (Contact Author)

Internet Freedom Foundation ( email )

New Delhi
India

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