The bigger trouble for Twitter is that in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, a distorted map of the country was published through social media platforms and two FIRs were proposed to senior officials in its Indian office.
The Delhi Police also stated that it has filed a lawsuit against Twitter based on a complaint from the National Committee for the Protection of Children’s Rights (NCPCR), accusing it of allowing access to child sexual abuse materials on social media platforms.
This is the latest conflict between Twitter and the Indian authorities. Although the social media giant is in trouble with the central government due to non-compliance with the new IT rules, Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari was recently subpoenaed by UP’s Ghaziabad police to investigate an offensive video posted that related to attacks on Muslims Old man.
The Uttar Pradesh police has now submitted an order to the Supreme Court against the Karnataka High Court, which prohibits it from taking enforcement actions against Maheshwari in this case.
The first FIR in the wrong map problem was filed at the Khurja Nagar Police Station in Bulandshahr District, Uttar Pradesh on Monday evening to Maheshwari and the head of news partners Amrita Tripathi in accordance with Article 505 (2) of the Indian Penal Code in accordance with the office’s complaint-right-wing equipment Bajrang Holder of Dal.
Section 505 (2) deals with “making or promoting hostility, hatred or malicious speech between classes”.
According to FIR, allegations under Article 74 (Publications for Fraudulent Purposes) of the Information Technology Act were also cited in this case.
After an uproar, Twitter deleted the wrong map on Monday, which showed the federal territories of Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir outside India.
On Tuesday, the Madhya Pradesh police stated that the First Information Report (FIR) was registered against Maheshwari in accordance with Article 505(2) of the Penal Code of India, based on a distorted map.
The FBI was based on complaints from Durgesh Keswani, spokesperson for the National People’s Party and Gurkaran Singh of the Superintendent of Police (SP), MP CyberCrime Cell told PTI.
Keswani claimed that Twitter had distorted the country’s map “through a conspiracy.” “This behavior hurt our feelings. Therefore, I have filed a complaint with the cybercrime team,” he said.
Earlier in the day, State Interior Minister Narottam Mishra stated that he had instructed police chief Vivek Johari to initiate legal proceedings against the social media giant because they posted a distorted map.
In Delhi, the police registered FIR against Twitter in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Indian Criminal Code (IPC), the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Information Technology Act, suspected of allowing access to children on the Weibo platform Pornographic content. Complaint of NCPCR.
A few days ago, the country’s highest child rights agency, NCPCR, asked Anyesh Roy, the deputy chief of the police (network team), to explain why no action was taken against Twitter. In the letter, the NCPCR requested the Delhi police to book Twitter after the results of the recent investigation, which found that child sexual abuse materials (CSAM) are readily available on the platform.
“According to the National Committee for the Protection of the Rights of the Child concerning the complaints of child sexual abuse and child pornography provided in various accounts and links on Twitter, the FIR in accordance with the relevant parts of the IPC, IT Act, and POCSO Act has been registered by the Cybercrime Department And an investigation has been launched,” said Chinmoy Biswal, a public relations officer at the Delhi Police.
The police said the complaint was against Twitter Inc and Twitter Communication India Private Ltd. It is worth noting that the Weibo platform has lost its legal protection as an intermediary in India and assumes responsibility for users who post any illegal content.
At the same time, the Uttar Pradesh police has submitted an order to the Supreme Court against the Karnataka High Court, which prohibits it from taking coercive action against Maheshwari in the Ghaziabad case.
The managing director of Twitter India, who lives in Bangalore, received a notice from the Ghaziabad police on June 21 and asked him to report to the Chiloney Border Police Station at 10:30 am on June 24 in order to report the case. Record his statement.
He moved to the High Court. On June 24, the High Court exempted him from any coercive action and stated that investigators could examine him in a virtual mode.
The source said that the UP government has filed a special permission petition, questioning the order of the high court, saying that the investigative power has been deprived.
After Uttar Pradesh police urged it to postpone the hearing, the Karnataka High Court adjourned the matter until July 5.
In a video clip that appeared on social media on June 14, the elderly Muslim man Abdul Shamad Saifi (Abdul Shamad Saifi) claimed that he was beaten by some young people and asked him to shout ” Jai Shri Ram”.
Ghaziabad Police submitted a FIR to Twitter Inc, Twitter Communications India, the news site The Wire, reporters Mohammad Zubair and Rana Ayyub, Congressman Salman Nizami, Masqoor Usmani, Dr. Sama Mohammad, and writer Saba Naqvi on June 15 , Ask them to share this video.
The police ruled out any public angle in the incident, claiming that the video was shared to cause social unrest.
Despite repeated reminders, the government still confronted the American digital giant for deliberate contempt and failure to comply with the country’s new IT rules.
In October last year, Twitter’s geotagging feature was severely criticized after it showed “Jammu and Kashmir of the People’s Republic of China” in a live broadcast of the Leh Hall of Fame, which is a war memorial for soldiers killed in the Federal Territory of Ladakh.
India has issued a severe warning to Twitter, making it clear that any disrespect for the sovereignty and integrity of the country is totally unacceptable.
In November, Twitter showed Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir instead of Ladakh United Territory, and the center then issued a notice to the US-based company that it displayed an incorrect map and did not respect India Territorial integrity.
On Friday, Twitter came under fire again after briefly preventing IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from accessing his account for allegedly violating US copyright laws-a move that was immediately criticized by the Minister as arbitrary and a serious violation of IT rules.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, chaired by Congressman Shashi Tharoor, has now asked Twitter to respond to the lockdown of Prasad and Tharoor’s accounts within two days.
Several members of the group clearly told the Twitter officials who appeared before them earlier that land rule is supreme, not the policy of the social media platform.
In the past few months, Twitter and the government have clashed on a number of other issues, including the period when farmers protested against the agricultural law, and later on the Weibo platform that marked the political posts of several leaders of the ruling People’s Party as “manipulated media”. “. . “
The Ministry of Information and Technology has repeatedly accused Twitter of trying to give orders to the world’s largest democracy.