India | Press Trust of India | Friday August 23, 2013
Ruling out dialogue with the West Bengal government, the GJM spearheading a stir for a separate Gorkhaland on Thursday announced a fresh 48-hour shut down over the weekend in Darjeeling after the arrest of two prominent party leaders and demanded cen...
India | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday August 16, 2013
The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on the arrest of well-known Dalit scholar Kamal Bharti for a Facebook post criticising IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal's suspension.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 11, 2013
Egypt's new leadership faced increased difficulties in forming an interim government after it issued a warrant for the arrest of the leader of the Islamist movement backing ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
Press Trust of India | Thursday May 16, 2013
Apex court refused to pass an order for a blanket ban on the arrest of a person for making objectionable comments on websites.
South | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Thursday May 16, 2013
The Supreme Court will today hear a plea challenging the arrest of a human rights activist from Andhra Pradesh who was apprehended last week for posting allegedly defamatory comments against a Congress leader on Facebook.
South | Edited by Shamik Ghosh (with PTI inputs) | Monday May 13, 2013
The arrest of a woman human rights activist over her comments against a Congress leader has led to a controversy in Andhra Pradesh. Jaya Vindhayala, a senior woman officer in People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), a human rights body, posted the ...
Cities | Press Trust of India | Sunday April 28, 2013
A 79-year-old widow has gathered support of over 2,400 followers from India and abroad on a social networking website for her legal battle against Maharashtra police officials over her "illegal arrest".
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Tuesday February 5, 2013
Amid reports that the all-girls rock band in Kashmir has decided to quit singing, the police have started a manhunt to arrest those who posted death threats and hate mail on their Facebook page. Sources say the police have filed and FIR in the case a...
India | Press Trust of India | Friday February 1, 2013
A Palghar court has closed the case against the two girls, who were arrested for posting a comment on Facebook on the shutdown after the death of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on November 17 last year.
India | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Thursday January 10, 2013
The Maharashtra government has told the Supreme Court that the arrest of two girls over a Facebook post criticising the shutdown in Mumbai during Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's funeral in November last year had a "chilling effect and was unwarranted...
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 18, 2012
Police on Tuesday dropped all charges against two girls from Palghar whose arrest over a Facebook post criticising shutdown in Mumbai during Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's funeral last month had sparked an uproar.
India | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Tuesday December 11, 2012
Farukh Dhada, father of Shaheen Dhada, the girl who was arrested last month by over her Facebook post, has spoken out against what he says is Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's misrepresentation of their views on comparative law and order in Guja...
Cities | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 8, 2012
A 20-year-old youth was arrested here on charge of uploading an objectionable picture on Facebook, police said today. Pintu Sahu was taken to custody by Brahmanitarang police yesterday for posting an objectionable picture on his Facebook account, th...
India | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Friday November 30, 2012
The Supreme Court will take up today a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a Delhi law student against a controversial law that was used to arrest two young women recently in Maharashtra for their posts on Facebook.
Cities | Edited by Samira Shaikh | Friday November 30, 2012
Last week, Rinu Srinivasan was arrested for liking a post by her friend on Facebook. Shaheen Dhada had questioned the shutdown of Mumbai when Shiv Sena president Bal Thackeray died; Rinu liked that comment.
India | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Thursday November 29, 2012
The arrest of two young women from Maharashtra for their Facebook posts has led to a national debate over Section 66A of the IT Act.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Thursday November 29, 2012
Outrage over the use of section 66A of the Information Technology Act to arrest young citizens speaking their minds on social media platforms today pushed the government to put adequate checks and balances in place. The decision came as the Cyber Reg...
India | Reported by Saurabh Gupta, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Wednesday November 28, 2012
A 19-year-old boy has been detained by the police in Palghar near Mumbai for allegedly writing an "abusive" Facebook post against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray. The police has not charged the teen yet; it is reportedly trying t...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Wednesday November 28, 2012
The Shiv Sena is enforcing a complete bandh or shutdown of Palghar today - this part of Thane in Maharashtra is where two young girls were arrested recently for their Facebook posts on Bal Thackeray's death. Mr Thackeray, who was 80, was the Shiv Sen...
India | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Wednesday November 28, 2012
The Shiv Sena is observing a bandh in Palghar, Maharashtra today to protest against the suspension of two police officers who had arrested two girls for their Facebook posts related to party founder Bal Thackeray's funeral.