Facebook bans online group: I hate Gandhi

Move after IPS officer lodged FIR under IT Act

PTI | January 27, 2011

Social networking site Facebook has banned an online group for allegedly maligning the image of Mahatma Gandhi, an IPS officer, who lodged an FIR against the site, claimed today.

The group "I hate Gandhi" has now been banned by the social networking site, according to Amitabh Thakur who had yesterday lodged an FIR against the company alleging it was portraying Gandhi in a wrong manner and spreading hatred.

Lucknow Assistant Superintendent of Police Amit Pathak and his team, probing the matter, had directed officials of the Facebook Inc to immediately ban the said group, he said.

"The group has now been banned by the Facebook," Thakur, an IPS officer of the UP cadre, said.

Thakur in his complaint had alleged that abuses and dirty words have been used against Gandhi by the group on the social networking site.

He said the words and abuses were of such nature that they were wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot.

The FIR was lodged under various sections of the Information Technology Act, 2000.



Other News

This week`s important reads

A number of tribal kids are dying of malnutrition in Palghar district, Maharashtra. Lack of basic facilities like roads, water, healthcare and employment is also not helping.

Profits of PSUs fell in 2015

 For the first time in five years, the profits of India’s state-owned companies dropped, by about 20 percent in 2015. According to the government data 77 public-sector undertakings (PSUs) reported losses and contribution to the exchequer dropped Rs 20,000 crore over the previous year.

“There is no check on quality of education and food provided at ashram schools”

The death of more than 200 tribal children in Palghar this year once again highlights the deep-rooted problem of malnutrition among children, especially the tribal ones. Most tribal children go to ashram schools – residential schools opened in tribal-dominated regions by the state and the ministr

India sees dramatic improvement in opportunities for girl child: UN

Both India and China, which together are home to roughly one in three 10-year-olds alive today, are among the world’s fastest growing economies and have seen dramatic improvements in the opportunities available to youth, said UNFPA’s The State of World Population 2016 report. It

UPI can be critical component for cashless initiatives

In April, former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan launched united payment interface (UPI), a payment technology product by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), an umbrella organisation for all retail payment system in the country. UPI is a mobile interface that has a unique &ls

How tribal infants are dying of malnutrition in Palghar

On a cloudy afternoon in the last days of September, a five-watt bulb hangs inside a kuchha hut in Kalamwadi village, somewhere deep in a tribal area of Palghar district, Maharashtra. The flickering bulb fails to provide enough illumination to recognise a face at first sight. At the entranc


Current Issue


Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter