[IT Rules challenge] No stay by Supreme Court on High Court proceedings for now; Central government's transfer petition tagged with pending plea
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[IT Rules challenge] No stay by Supreme Court on High Court proceedings for now; Central government's transfer petition tagged with pending plea

The Central government by way of its transfer petition has sought transfer of all cases challenging the constitutionality of the IT Rules 2021, from various High Courts to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that the Central government's transfer petition on Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules, 2021) be tagged with a pending special leave petition relating to the issue (Union of India vs Foundation for Independent Journalism & ors).

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