Kerala Governor signs off on ordinance amending Kerala Police Act to combat defamation, communication of abusive material

The Kerala Cabinet had earlier announced that there was lacuna in the existent legal framework after the striking down of Section 66-A of the Information Technology Act.
State Police Headquarters Kerala
State Police Headquarters Kerala

The Kerala Governor, Arif Mohammad Khan on Saturday signed off on a controversial ordinance introduced by the Left government in the State which amends the Kerala Police Act by introducing Section 118A to criminalise certain classes of communication and publications.

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