Legal Challenge over Indian Government’s Online Fact-Check Amendment Boils in Bombay HC

  • Senior Advocate Arvind Datar challenged the proposed amendment’s constitutionality, arguing it arbitrarily restrains online free speech.
  • His argument centered on the amendment’s failure to satisfy the ‘proportionality test’ utilized by the Supreme Court for assessing infringements on fundamental rights.
  • The government has deferred the law’s implementation until July 28th while the Bombay High Court hears the legal challenge on this law.
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