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Kerala Puts On Hold Law To Check ‘Offensive’ Content After Backlash

Kerala Police Law: Pinarayi Vijayan said “detailed discussions are taking place in the assembly”. Prime Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said today that the amendment to the Kerala Police Act “is not currently being implemented”. The amended law has been compared to similar laws created by the Supreme Court – section 66A of the Computer Act and section 118 (d) of the Kerala Police Act. Mr Vijayan said his government’s aim was to control “widespread malicious campaigns through social and other media that threaten the constitutional freedom and dignity of citizens”.

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