Senior lawyers Harish Salve and Fali Nariman on Thursday informed Supreme Court that social media is horrible and there is an urgent need to regulate it. Taking cognizance of the concerns raised by the senior lawyers, Supreme Court said that people spread false information about court proceedings without cross checking facts and therefore it is a serious matter.

Harish Salve submitted in the court that Twitter is extremely abusive and therefore he has deleted his twitter account. Senior lawyer Fali Nariman submitted that the abusive social media required to be regulated. Earlier, on former Bar Association President Dushyant Dave’s statement on television claiming most of the judges to be pro-government, Supreme Court observed that one will have to sit inside the court to witness how the government is pulled up.

The concern came up during the hearing of the Bulandshahr gang-rape case. Former UP minister Azam Khan created a controversy after he alleged that a “political conspiracy” is involved in the gang-rape of a minor girl and her mother on the highway in Bulandshahr on July 29.

The Supreme Court had also asked Azam Khan to file a brief affidavit expressing his unconditional apology to the Bulandshahr gang-rape victims for his controversial remarks that the crime was a political conspiracy.

Earlier, the Central Government launched an App named ‘I am Trolled’ to help women internet users who are threatened with physical violence or receive constant threats on social media.

First Published | 5 October 2017 3:46 PM
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