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Any offensive social media post targeting the SC/ST community will be punishable

Any offensive social media post targeting the SC/ST community will be punishable

 

Any offensive social media post targeting the SC/ST community will be punishable. Even if made in a closed group, such posts will be punishable, the Delhi high court said.

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Though the judgment came in reference to a Facebook “Wall”, the ruling can extend to other social media outlets such as WhatsApp which have closed privacy settings. The HC clarified that only exception from prosecution in these cases would be if the complainant and those connected to him/her on Facebook are related to each other.

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