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Section 66A scrapped: How people on Twitter reacted

After the Supreme Court ruled against Section 66A, the punishment of which is up to 3 years in prison for offensive statements online, Twitter users were celebrating the win for all of India. We picked through some interesting tweets: Congress creates #66A. BJP criticises #66A. BJP defeats Congress. BJP supports #66A. SC kills #66A Congress criticises BJP. Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) March 24, 2015   This is why one of the loves of my life is well.. One of the loves of my life ..a visionary 😍 @xterminux :) #66A pic.twitter.com/cf7MWbCYCS DestinyAwaits (@DestinyAwaits4) March 24, 2015   The sad thing about Supreme Court striking down #66A is that we won't be able invoke it when Kapil Sibal posts his poems online. Sachin Kalbag (@SachinKalbag) March 24, 2015   It's taking time to absorb, almost three years after this work began- but thank you, Constitution of India, you still redeem us. #66A Karuna Nundy (@karunanundy) March 24, 2015   Welcome SC order on #66A This is one law on which BJP & Cong had unanimity. Was misused under watch of both. So good riddance, police state Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) March 24, 2015   As @gautambhatia88 pointed out, this is the first SC judgment since the 60s to plainly strike down a law for free expression violation! #66A Pranesh Prakash (@pranesh_prakash) March 24, 2015   “Unconstitutional and untenable” well, is what everyone was saying all along. Thanks SC. #66A prempanicker (@prempanicker) March 24, 2015   Supreme Court hammering it down. #TearsOfJoy #66A Pierre…

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