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‘Messages posted on social media no offence’

The law allows the police to arrest those who post “annoying, inconvenient and dangerous messages” on social media.

Supreme Court was reportedly told that the government does not wish to curtail freedom of speech and exercising this freedom won’t be considered an offence.

“Though cyber crimes will fall under this law,” the Centre said and that phrases like “annoyance, inconvenience, danger or obstruction” used in Section 66A of the IT Act has “no correlation or connection with any citizen’s freedom of speech and expression.” Reports say that a panel has been set up to suggest ways of protecting freedom of speech.

The panel will also look into any misuse of the law by the authorities and stop it.
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