[Press Release] High Court permits filing of Income Tax Returns without quoting Aadhaar

Aug 04, 2017

Kochi, 4th August 2017: Prasanth Sugathan, Legal Director at SFLC.in filed a Writ petition (W.P.(C) 26033/2017) before the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala , challenging the mandatory requirement as per Section 139AA of the amended Income Tax Act, 1961 to quote Aadhaar number or enrolment ID for filing Income tax returns.

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Wikipedia - Bringing Free Knowledge to Everyone

Nov 28, 2011

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free... - Rabindranath Tagore

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Internet and Freedom of Expression

Nov 12, 2011

November 2-4, 2011 took sflc.in to participate in a closed group discussion organized byPoint of View,Internet Democracy Project,Center for Policy Alternatives, andGlobal Partners & Associateson Internet and Freedom of Expression

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Curtailing the Right to Information

Oct 10, 2011

Freedom to have access to information, as a right, is essential for the functioning of a transparent and accountable democracy. The Right To Information Act 2005 ( RTI Act) in India was enacted to fulfill this goal. Under the RTI Act, the Government of India is duty bound to provide information to its citizens within a specified time.

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Software Patents - A Tax on the Common Man?

Sep 23, 2011

India is the second biggest market for mobile-phones in the world and isforecast to surpass Chinato become the largest market by the end of 2013.

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Unravelling NATGRID

Jul 08, 2011

National Intelligence Grid(NATGRID), established under Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India, aims to consolidate data gathered by various agencies, both private and public, and to make the same available to law enforcement agencies of India. NATGRID functions with a budget of Rs. 2,800 crores and a staff of 300.

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Censored by the Intermediary

Apr 28, 2011

The Indian Express, during the time of emergency, published its newspaper with a blank editorial page to protest against the censorship policies of the Government. The Internet as we know in India today, will soon have a lot of blank pages, thanks to the intermediaries being forced to censor content.

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