Manoj was the first person to be booked under the 66A of the Information Technology Act for stating things that were not pleasant to certain people in power. He realized that the section of the law was against free speech. He felt that this section could jeopardize veganism campaign which relies on electronic communication to run hard hitting campaigns against animal abuse.  He challenged the vires (legality) of the section and argued ‘in person’ against it. He fought the matter in the High Court, ‘party in person’ and further in the Supreme Court through his advocate. His petition was tagged with the Shreya Singhal petition which led to striking down of the section 66A of the Information Technology Act.

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