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Why No Action Against Accounts Posting Objectionable Content About Hindu Gods And Goddesses: Delhi High Court To Twitter

Lawstreet Journal 30 Mar 2022 3:45am

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The Delhi High Court on 28th March’2023, questioned social media platform Twitter upon not taking any action against those accounts which post ‘blasphemous’ and objectionable content about Hindu gods and goddesses. High Court while comprehending the present scenario highlighted that even the account of former United States President Donald Trump was suspended. 

A Division Bench consisting of Acting Chief Justice (ACJ) Vipin Sanghi and Justice Navin Chawla said “It appears as if the micro-blogging platform resorted to harsh steps only if it (Twitter) felt sensitive about a post or information and would not take any action if people of other regions and ethnicities felt offended by some content.” 

It is ultimately boiling down to this; if you feel sensitive you will block and you do not feel sensitive about the other ethnicities or people of other regions. If the same kind of thing was done against other religions you would have been more serious,” ACJ Sanghi said. 

The Court, therefore, directed Twitter to file responses explaining its policies and protocols for permanently blocking an account of a user. The Central government was also directed to file a counter affidavit and place on record the standard operating procedure (SOP) relating to blocking access to an account or information.

The Court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) petition filed by advocate Aditya Deshwal arguing that several objectionable posts were being made through a Twitter handle named Atheist Republic and Inspite of several complaints being made on the said behalf, Twitter has… Continue Reading...

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