May lead to spread of fake news, illegal content: Central govt opposes stay on IT Rules 2021 before Bombay High Court

An affidavit filed by Central government said that the legislative will of the Parliament should not normally be put under suspension merely because validity of a statute comes up for examination before court.
Bombay High Court
Bombay High Court

The Central government has opposed the prayer for stay on the operation of the Information Technology (Guidelines for intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules, 2021) till the challenge is decided on merits by the Bombay High Court (AGIJ Promotion Of Nineteenonea Media Pvt. Ltd. & Anr. v. Union of India & Anr.).

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