Supreme Court Scraps Section 66(A), Bollywood Cheers
“LANDMARK JUDGEMENT BY HON SUPREME COURT AS IT STRIKES DOWN SEC 66(A) OF IT ACT. FREEDOM OF THOUGHT & EXPRESSION RIGHTLY UPHELD IN A DEMOCRACY,” MADHUR BHANDARKAR TWEETED
As soon as the Supreme Court quashed Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act on Tuesday, there was a tizzy on micro-blogging site Twitter with renowned Bollywood filmmakers like Madhur Bhandarkar and Sanjay Gupta welcoming the verdict and saying it would further the freedom of expression.
The court held that Section 66(A) violated Article 19(1)(a) of the constitution that guaranteed freedom of speech and expression.
Mr Bhandarkar, who has helmed films like Fashion, Page 3 and Corporate on societal issues, said that the verdict stands true to the principles of a democratic nation.Shootout at Wadala filmmaker Sanjay Gupta posted:
And celebrated writer Chetan Bhagat, who raised the bar by churning out bestsellers like Five Point Someone, The 3 Mistakes of My Life, and 2 States. Most of Mr Bhagat’s novels have been adapted into successful movies.