India's top court rules in favor of free speech
India's top court has struck down a law that gave authorities powers to jail people for offensive online posts, a verdict praised as a victory for free speech in the world's largest growth market for the Internet. Judges ruled this spring that Section 66A of the country's Information and Technology Act "hit at the root of liberty and freedom of expression." The legislation was challenged in the Supreme Court by law students, bloggers, writers and rights groups following arrests across the country for statements posted on social media sites. The petitioners argued the "draconian law" introduced in 2008 by the last government was misused by politicians to hound critics.
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