Bihar social media gag sets off political storm

Credit: IndiaTimes- Published on January 23, 2021
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar faced taunts of “Hitler” on Friday after the administration issued an order to initiate proceedings against any individual or organisation making “objectionable, inappropriate or misleading” comments on social media against the state government, ministers or government officers, report Sheezan Nezami...

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Published on January 22, 2021 -  01:52
Social media posts against govt, elected representatives will invite action by Bihar Police
Bihar Police will take action against those who make objectionable comments on social media against the Government, Members of Parliament, Members of the Legislative Assembly, or any other officials, said Additional Director General of Police of the Economic Offences Unit Nayyar Hasnain Khan."Head of departments can file complaints with Economic Offences Unit, the nodal agency for tackling cybercrime, against people who are misusing social media, especially against government functionaries. The investigation will happen in cases of cognizable offences only. It's not a matter of muzzling freedom of speech. All objectionable, indecent and comments inciting unrest in society are illegal and qualifies as cybercrime," said Nayyar Hasnain Khan. The letter was released on the behalf of Economic and Cybercrime Department from Bihar Police Headquarters on January 21. It is regarding the 'objectionable comments' made on social media against ministers and government officials.

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