Bollywood has always been vocal about most of the issues which make headlines and today, the most talked about issue is scrapping out the Section 66A.
As soon as the Supreme Court quashed Section 66A 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 66A violated Article 19(1)(a) of the constitution that guaranteed freedom of speech and expression. Several well-known names from Bollywood expressed their views on the verdict and most of them supported the judgement.
There have been many controversies relating to Section 66A which suggested certain online posts as offensive, however, scrapping of the law came up as a delightful news for several Bollywood celebs.
With Section 66A trending on Twitter, several Bollywood stars posted their views on the same. Check in the slider...
Landmark judgement by Hon Supreme Court as it strikes down Sec 66A of IT Act. Freedom of thought & expression rightly upheld in a democracy
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
Glad to know that I live in a free country. No #Sec66A as SC strikes it down. Super happy.Go on, troll away
Cong govt. advocated it, just as BJP has. "@ibnlive: #Sec66A was draconian, had no place in present day: Manish Tiwari Former I&B Minister"
Delighted that #Sec66A has been scrapped by Supreme Court; it had an implicit threat of criminal intimidation. Free speech reigns supreme.
Don't equate right to speak with right to offend" - SC But for most on #SM today the right to offend IS the right to speak ! #Sec66A