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Facebook Under Trial For Abusing Religion

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Lucknow: An FIR has been registered against the social networking website Facebook north Indian city of Meerut for abusing Hindu religion and gods.

Social activist Nutan Thakur lodged a complaint in the police satiation under section 66 A of the Information Technology Act 2000 for “instigating communal passions.”

She later told an English Daily, “Though in my complaint I have named several persons whose comments and names figure in Facebook, lot of them appear to be fake IDs.”  According to her, on one particular page of Facebook, the name of which is itself inflammatory, and where users put choicest words against Hinduism and Islam.

According to Thakur, a virtual riot is going on and amounts to promoting enmity under section 290 of Indian Penal Code (IPC). She has accused the Facebook.Inc for providing the platform for dissemination of all the information and overlooking requests of several saner people to block the profile.

Thakur had earlier this month filed another similar complain in Lucknow against a Facebook page calling itself we hate Gandhi.” The page was later blocked.

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