Section 153A of the IPC, which criminalizes the promotion of enmity between groups of people on grounds such as religion and race, place of birth, residence language, etc. and acts that are prejudicial to maintaining harmony prescribing the punishment in such cases which may be imprisonment up to five years and fine.
2) The Supreme Court of India has repeatedly emphasized upon the need for a new law regulating online hate speech in India. Besides, several reports have been put forward by the expert Committees and the Law Commission of India proposing certain amendments in the present law
3) Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 to penalize online hate speech. The provision was made applicable to “any information sent by means of a computer resource or communication device that is grossly offensive or menacing in character, or any information that the sender knows to be false but sends anyway, with the intent of causing annoyance, inconvenience, danger, obstruction, insult, injury, criminal intimidation, enmity, hatred or ill will”.44 However, the Supreme Court in Shreya Singhal v. Union of India struck down the said provision holding it unconstitutional. The Court first declared that freedom of speech available online deserves the same level of constitutional protection as the freedom of speech available offline
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