TRAI regulation restricting SMS messages to 200/day/SIM violates freedom of speech

Delhi High Court ruled that Telecom Regulatory Authority of India regulation of restricting SMS messages to 200 per day per SIM as it covers non-Unrestricted Unsolicited Commercial Communications (UCC) SMS messages infringes the freedom of speech of the citizens and the conditions imposed upon the freedom of speech is not reasonable which would be protected under Article 19 (2) of the Constitution.
The Court, however, upheld the regulation in case of Unrestricted Unsolicited Commercial Communications (UCC) SMS messages.
The regulation was enacted to curb the nuisance of large number of telecom marketing calls which were unsolicited (UCC) i.e. receiving party does not want to receive such calls or messages.

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