SOCIAL MEDIA POSTING IS A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT
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Any person can’t be arrested for posting anything in the Social Media.
- Verdict: The Verdict was given by Justice Akil Kureshi, Chief Justice of Tripura High Court.
- The Chief Justice mentioned that, posting on social media is a fundamental right and it is applicable to all Citizens of the country even to the Government employees.
- The Court passed this order after lawyers moved the court against the arrest and harassment of a Congress youth activist Arindam Bhattacharjee over his post on a social media platform on Facebook page
- The Congress member criticized the BJP’s online campaign in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act.
- In his post, he mentioned, if any call to 8866288662, then the data in the mobile will reach the hackers.
- Based on this verdict, the police have erased sections 120(B) and section 152(A) of Indian Penal Code from the First Information Report (FIR) to quash the case.
Data to know:
Indian Penal Code (IPC):
- IPC is the official criminal code of India.
- Established year: 1860 – based on the recommendations of first law commission of India established in 1834 under the Charter Act of 1833under the Chairmanship of Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay.
- Effective since: It came into force in British India during the early British Raj period in 1862.
- Objective: To provide a general penal codefor India.
- Structure: IPC is sub-divided into 23 chapters, comprises 511 sections.
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