Delhi High Court issues notice to Instagram, Facebook over obnoxious post related to Hindu deities

Deeksha Sood – 

Delhi High Court issued notice to social media platforms Instagram and its head company Facebook to remove an objectionable post on Hindu God & Goddess for their platform.

The petitioner affirmed that the posts had abusive language. Social media had not removed those objectionable content from its platforms.

The petitioner also argued that there are certain stickers on the social media platforms which he says has outraged several Hindu devotees. 

Advocate Aditya Singh Deshwal( Petitioner Advocate) further said that their sentiments have been hurt due to the fact that these websites have not taken any serious action against those who published the content or shared it.

A bench of Justice Rekha Palli asked the Centre, Instagram and Facebook to file a reply on the petition and listed the matter for further hearing on August 16.

The Court’s notice to the Centre seeks to know why no action has been taken against the firm for not taking down such content from its social media platform once the issue was brought to light.

It has also asked for specified measures with regard to such posts and what existing measures are in place to tackle such cases.

In the particular matter, the Delhi High Court has taken cognisance of the appeal but it raises the issue of Hindu sentiments being hurt due to such content against their deities once again and with several such sites upholding such content, no action has been taken against them.

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