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Fundamental right

SOCIAL MEDIA POSTING IS A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT

What’s in news?

Any person can’t be arrested for posting anything in the Social Media.

Key data’s:

  • 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.

Links to note:

https://www.iasipstnpsc.in/property-rights/

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/social-media-posting-is-a-fundamental-right-rules-tripura-high-court/article30551332.ece

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/agartala/cant-arrest-congress-man-over-facebook-post-tripura-high-court-to-cops/articleshow/73212465.cms

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