Bombay HC stays Rules 9(1) and 9(3) of IT Rules, 2021

The Bombay High Court, by its interim order dated 14th August 2021, has stayed the operation of Rules 9(1) and 9(3) of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. The two rules required publishers of news on the internet and publishers of online curated content to comply with a Code of Ethics and also prescribed a three-tier grievance redressal mechanism headed by the government. The Court found these rules to be prima facie violative of Article 19(1)(a) and beyond the rule-making power conferred by the Parliament on the Government.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/bombay-high-court-stays-the-operation-of-rule-9-1-and-rule-9-3-of-it-rules-2021/

ON THE ONE HAND, WE TRYING TO PUT AN END TO MEDIA TRIALS AND ON THE OTHER HAND, WE ARE PROTECTING THEM VIA COURTS. IS IT PROPER?
HAVE A FEW RESTRICTIONS ON THIS MEDIA AT LEAST TO STOP THIS MENACE FOR SOME TIME.
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