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Tanmay Singh

Tanmay Singh

In a petition filed by the Association of Indian Magazines’ challenging the fact check amendments to IT Rules, 2021, the Bombay High Court directs the Government to file its Reply

The Association of Indian Magazines (AIM) has filed a writ petition before the Bombay HC challenging the constitutional validity of this provision of the IT Rules Amendment, 2023 for being ultra vires the IT Act, 2000, and violating the right to freedom of speech and expression.
07 June, 2023
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Statement on internet shutdowns in Manipur in response to ongoing violence

Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) calls on the authorities in Manipur to review its decision to suspend mobile internet in the state and to comply with Supreme Court of India’s guidelines on internet shutdowns.
05 May, 2023
2 min read

In Kunal Kamra’s Petition in the Bombay High Court, the Government undertakes not to constitute its Fact Check Unit

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has undertaken not to notify its Fact Check Unit until July 5, 2023.
27 April, 2023
3 min read

Bombay HC orders the IT Ministry to disclose the factual background that necessitated the IT Rules Amendment

The Bombay High Court has directed MeitY to file its response within one week on why the IT Amendment Rules, 2023 should not be stayed, and also describe the factual background that necessitated the issuance of the amendments.
11 April, 2023
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We wrote to the District Magistrate, Howrah, to not use S.144 CrPC to suspend internet services

We wrote to the District Magistrate, Howrah District, West Bengal stating our concern about suspending internet services under Section 144 CrPC instead of following the procedure laid down in the Telecom Suspension Rules, 2017.
05 April, 2023
3 min read

Statement on recurring internet shutdowns in West Bengal and Bihar in response to communal violence

IFF is alarmed that the governments of West Bengal and Bihar are deploying internet shutdowns as a response to recent instances of communal clashes and violence, including by impermissible means such as under Section 144 of the CrPC.
04 April, 2023
3 min read

Statement on Digital Censorship in Punjab

The Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) is alarmed by the illegal censorship continuing in the State of Punjab.
28 March, 2023
2 min read

IFF puts 5 questions to the Chief Secretary of Haryana about the ongoing internet shutdown

On February 26, 2023, the Home Department of the Haryana Government ordered an internet suspension for three days in Nuh. We have written to the Chief Secretary asking five questions that must be put to the legality of the Suspension Order.
28 February, 2023
4 min read

The Supreme Court refuses Special Leave Petition challenging the unconstitutional retention of mobile data of journalists

In December 2022, P. Vaishnavi, a freelance journalist, approached the Supreme Court challenging the order of the High Court of Madras that directed the trial court to keep a copy of all necessary content and data from her mobile phone, without providing any safeguards.
11 February, 2023
3 min read

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