Supreme Court issued a notice on Monday to all states and Union territories and Center to restrict the registration of cases under abolished law. The court also issued notices to the Registrar-General of all high courts on registration of cases under section 66 A of the IT Act after a hearing Of Plea submitted by an NGO- The People Union for Civil Liberties ( PUCL).
Section 66 A of the IT act was nullified in 2015 after a Petition filed by a Mumbai Law student.
In 2012, Two women posted controversial comments about the city’s shutdown on the death of Bal Thackeray. Two women were arrested under section 66 A of the IT Act.
In 2012, After a petition filed by Mumbai Law student against the section of the IT Act, this section was struck down by Court.
Already there were 1000 of cases were registered under the scrapped law, Where the Supreme court expressed their displeasure last month.
Section 66A says- “Punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc. -Any person who sends, by means of a computer resource or a communication device, ”
The hearing was taken by a bench of justices RF Nariman and BR Gavai on Monday.