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SC’s direction: Stop prosecuting people under the unconstitutional S.66A

SC has issued important directions to ensure that people are not prosecuted under S.66A, which was struck down in Shreya Singhal. This significant order is a result of sustained effort by PUCL which was provided legal support by IFF.

SC directs errant States to take remedial measures regarding pending 66A cases

Supreme Court expressed displeasure after several States & High Courts admitted that S.66A was still being enforced in their jurisdiction.

SC directs States, UTs and High Courts to reply to PUCL’s Application

PUCL's application seeks direction to ensure that authorities do not continue to prosecute individuals under S.66A of the IT Act, 2000. Supreme Court heard PUCL's application and sought responses from all State's, UT's and High Court's.

Spooked by the Zombie? Ministry of Home Affairs issues notification directing all S.66A cases to stop

Prompted by our application, the Ministry of Home Affairs, on July 14, 2021 issued a notification directing all law enforcement authorities to stop registering new cases under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and to immediately withdraw all pending cases.