Telangana HC: seeks centre's response for publication of communal content on social media
2rd October 2020
The Telangana High Court on Thursday with the bench of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice B. Vijaysen Reddy directed the Additional Solicitor General of India to file replies of Union Cabinet Secretary and Union Home Secretary, Government of India by October 18, 2020. The order was passed in a plea against trending of “Communal Hashtags” whereas the company has filed its reply in the matter and has also removed the impugned hashtags, the petitioner insisted before the court that the counter affidavit of Central Government. Significantly, the court had issued notice to the Central Government in June this year seeking its counter affidavit against circulation of communally painted content on social media platforms in India.