Meet Shreya Singhal, Petitioner Who Fought for Net Freedom

March 24, 2015 8:32 AM

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Meet Shreya Singhal, Petitioner Who Fought for Net Freedom

New Delhi: The end of Section 66A, the controversial law that allowed arrests for offensive content online, marks a big victory for Shreya Singhal, the young law student who was among the first to challenge it in the Supreme Court.

"I am ecstatic. It was grossly offensive to our rights, our freedom of speech and expression and today the Supreme Court has upheld that," Shreya told NDTV moments after the court scrapped the law, agreeing that it is unconstitutional and violates the rights of citizens.

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