was “no denying that there has been abuse” of Section 66A. “For that we need to sensitise law enforcement agencies that it is not the intent of this law that any innocuous statement made or any opinion is liable to be acted upon. Arbitrary arrests can’t be made,” he said.
Asked for a reaction on the allegation that the government is trying to muzzle freedom of expression on the web by bringing in too many rules and laws, Sibal said, “Not government. They say Kapil Sibal. But, let me tell you, there is no such intent. In fact, you would know, I was not even the IT minister when Section 66A was brought in. A Raja introduced the Bill and Parliament passed the law in 2008. I came in 2010. And yet it is Sibal’s law!”