Overview of the Constitutional Challenges to the IT Act

There are currently ten cases before the Supreme Court challenging various provisions of the Information Technology Act, the rules made under that, and other laws, that are being heard jointly. Advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan who's arguing Anoop M.K. v. Union of India has put together this chart that helps you track what's being challenged in each case.



PENDING MATTERS CASE NUMBER PROVISIONS CHALLENGED
Shreya Singhal v. Union of India W.P.(CRL.) NO. 167/2012 66A
Common Cause & Anr. v. Union of India W.P.(C) NO. 21/2013 66A, 69A & 80
Rajeev Chandrasekhar v. Union of India & Anr. W.P.(C) NO. 23/2013 66A & Rules 3(2), 3(3), 3(4) & 3(7) of the Intermediaries Rules 2011
Dilip Kumar Tulsidas Shah v. Union of India & Anr. W.P.(C) NO. 97/2013 66A
Peoples Union for Civil Liberties v. Union of India & Ors. W.P.(CRL.) NO. 199/2013 66A, 69A, Intermediaries Rules 2011 (s.79(2) Rules) & Blocking of Access of Information by Public Rules 2009 (s.69A Rules)
Mouthshut.Com (India) Pvt. Ltd. & Anr. v. Union of India & Ors. W.P.(C) NO. 217/2013 66A & Intermediaries Rules 2011
Taslima Nasrin v. State of U.P & Ors. W.P.(CRL.) NO. 222/2013 66A
Manoj Oswal v. Union of India & Anr. W.P.(CRL.) NO. 225/2013 66A & 499/500 Indian Penal Code
Internet and Mobile Ass'n of India & Anr. v. Union of India & Anr. W.P.(C) NO. 758/2014 79(3) & Intermediaries Rules 2011
Anoop M.K. v. Union of India & Ors. W.P.(CRL.) NO. 196/2014 66A, 69A, 80 & S.118(d) of the Kerala Police Act, 2011

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