Jan. 14, 2020

The Tripura High Court has ordered that social media posting is a fundamental right.


  • In a landmark order, the Tripura High Court has ordered the police to refrain from prosecuting a man who was earlier arrested over a social media post. Chief Justice Akil Kureshi also barred the police from making any further arrests in connection with the case.

  • The Chief Justice in his order remarked that posting on social media was tantamount to a “fundamental right” applicable to all citizens, including government employees.

  • The Chief Justice passed the order after lawyers moved the court against the arrest of Youth Congress activist Arindam Bhattacharjee over his post on a social media platform. In compliance with the court’s order, the police have now erased Sections 120(B) and 153(A) of the Indian Penal Code from the First Information Report. 

Source : The Hindu