Mumbai: After the Supreme Court struck down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act on Tuesday, many well known faces from Bollywood, including Gul Panag, Ayushmann Khurana, Konkana Sensharma, and Shekhar Kapur, welcomed the verdict.
The court held that Section 66A violated Article 19(1)(a) of the constitution that guaranteed freedom of speech and expression and some of the known faces of Bollywood were pleased at the verdict.
Here is what they tweeted:
Gul Panag: Wohoo. A shot in the arm for Freedom of Expression. Thank you to all those who raised the case, and the Supreme Court for this. #Sec66A.
Ayushmann Khurrana: Net freedom establishes the faith not just in our system but also faith in the youth of our country. Well done Shreya Singhal. #Section66A.
Konkona Sensharma: Hurray! Victory for free speech as SC strikes down Section 66A of IT Act @firstpostin.
Shirish Kunder: Shatruon...Phreedom of speech! Phreedom of speech! What about Phreedom of Dictator?! #Sec66A.
Shekhar Kapur: As Supreme Court has quashed #Sec66A , its time for every1 to realise growing power of #socialmedia .. a powerful tool 2 be used responsibly.
Punit Malhotra: 66a gone... Great news! The Supreme Court seems to be the only hope.