B-town stars hail scraping of Section 66A of IT Act

Mumbai, PTI | Updated : 24 March 2015, 07:05 PM

Bollywood filmmakers Madhur Bhandarkar, Sanjay Gupta and Punit Malhotra today hailed the Supreme Court’s judgement striking down the section 66A of the IT act, which provides power to arrest a person for posting allegedly “offensive” content on websites.

The apex court upheld the freedom of expression while announcing the verdict today. Bollywood filmmakers took to Twitter to express their happiness over the news.

“66a gone... Great news! The Supreme Court seems to be the only hope!” tweeted Punit.

Bhandarkar posted, “Landmark judgement by Hon Supreme Court as it strikes down Sec 66A of IT Act. Freedom of thought & expression rightly upheld in a democracy.”

“Shootout at Wadala” filmmaker Sanjay tweeted, “Sec66A S C R A P P E D. Now this is good news.”

“Section 66A of the IT Act, the noxious, draconian law has been struck down by the Supreme Court. Restores our faith in democracy. What an achievement! @karunanundy #66A, the black act goes,” said filmmaker Pritish Nandy.

“Thank you #SupremeCourt for striking down of #66A of IT act. Hope #CBFC chief realises the change,” Ashoke Pandit tweeted.

First Published: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 07:00 PM
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