Delhi HC on Hindu deities: Remove objectionable posts on Hindu deities presently, Delhi HC directs Twitter

New Delhi, 29 October: The Delhi High Court has directed social media platform Twitter to remove objectionable posts about Hindu Gods and Goddess.

A bench headed by Chief Justice DN Patel said that it expects social media platforms to take care of the sentiments of the people. The next hearing on the matter will be on November 30.

The court said that Twitter is doing a good job and people are happy. Court asks Twitter’s lawyer Siddharth Luthra to remove objectionable contents related to Hindu gods and goddesses. It should not go on. You are doing business for the people. So respect their feelings too.

The petition has been filed by advocate Aditya Singh Deshwal. Advocates G Tushar Rao and Aayush Saxena, appearing for the petitioner, submitted that objectionable posts about Hindu deities have been posted on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Through cartoons and graphics on these social media, obscene material has been put on the deities.

It has been said in the petition that directions should be issued to remove these posts immediately. The petition has demanded that IT rules be ensured.

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