A student was arrested by the Andhra Pradesh CID for posting that the Cyclone Huhud, which hit parts of Andhra Pradesh earlier this month, for stating that the cycle was good, and natures way of punishing those who did not vote for the YSR Congress Party, reports the Hindu. The student has been booked under Section 66A and sections 66-A (b) of IT Act and 153 of the IPC. We couldn't locate the press release cited in the report on the Andhra CID's outdated website, which quotes AP CID Additional DGP, Dwarakal Tirumala Rao as saying that the student "was arrested as he tried to cause disaffection among people by his facebook posts". This case illustrates the issue with the draconian IT Act (2008), which states: 66 A Punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc. Any person who sends, by means of a computer resource or a communication device,- a) any information that is grossly offensive or has menacing character; or b) any information which he knows to be false, but for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience, danger, obstruction, insult, injury, criminal intimidation, enmity, hatred, or ill will, persistently makes by making use of such computer resource or a communication device, c) any electronic mail or electronic mail message for the purpose of causing annoyance or inconvenience or to deceive or to mislead the addressee or recipient about the origin of such messages shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two three years and…
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