SC notice to Centre on plea challenging constitutional validity of provision of Maternity Benefit Act
The top court was hearing a plea filed by Karnataka resident Hamsaanandini Nanduri challenging the constitutional validity of Section 5(4) of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.
A bench sought response from the Central government on the plea which said that the provision is "discriminatory and arbitrary" towards the adoptive mothers.
This includes Section 66A (punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service) of the Information and Technology Act.
As per Arsenal Consulting, a hacker had had the control of Wilson's computer, and a malware was used to plant documents in it, including a letter that was cited by the NIA as evidence.
States responsible for implementation of 2015 judgement scrapping Section 66A of IT Act: Centre to SC
The Centre said that state law enforcement agencies are responsible for taking action against offenders related to cyber crime.
The court said that since police is a state subject, it will be better that all the state governments and Union Territories are made party.
This was in response to a question on if the government has constituted several committees in the past to suggest a framework to keep a watch on social media.
MP government authorises home secretary to issue notices to social media companies against unlawful content
On receiving information about unlawful posts on social media platforms, the home secretary will issue notices in designated formats to the concerned companies for the immediate removal of content.
The Centre, in an affidavit filed in the high court, said that any non-compliance amounts to breach of provisions of IT Rules, leading to Twitter losing its immunity conferred under the IT Act.
Under the scrapped section a person posting offensive messages could be imprisoned for up to three years as also fined.
When contacted, a Twitter spokesperson said Twitter has been and remains deeply committed to India, and serving the vital public conversation taking place on the service.
Ministry said that though with effect from May 26, 2021, "consequences follow" given Twitter's non-compliance with rules "however, as a gesture of goodwill, Twitter is hereby given one last notice"
According to the information reported to and tracked by the CERT-In, 3,94,499 and 11,58,208 cyber security incidents were observed during 2019 and 2020, respectively.
Dalit activist Bhanubhai Vankar had set himself ablaze outside the Patan Collector's office on Thursday and had died of burn injuries at a private hospital in Ahmedabad the next day.
Gujarat: Activist Bhanubhai Vankar, who set himself on fire over alleged delay in allotment of land to Dalit family, dies
Dalit activist Bhanubhai Vankar, who set himself on fire outside the Patan Collector's office over alleged delay in allotment of land to a Dalit family, succumbed during treatment tonight.