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Flowchart to decide when to invoke section 66(A) of the IT law and arrest people

29, Nov 2012 By bwoyblunder

New Delhi: Following the utter confusion among Police and People at large as to how Section 66A of the IT Act should be interpreted and implemented, Government has issued a complex set of Guidelines, which is aimed at making life easier for the Law Keepers as well as general citizens.

This comes on the heels of  two girls being arrested over a Facebook post criticising the bandh like situation in Mumbai after Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray’s death, and the subsequent suspension of the Inspectors who carried out the arrests.

The experts at Faking News have studied the guidelines in depth, and have arrived at a simple flowchart as below, which illustrates how the Guidelines should be interpreted:

66A Flowchart
Flowchart to decide whether to arrest someone for a Facebook update or Tweet