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Social media slurs on SC/ST punishable: HC -Abhinav Garg

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Any offensive post on social media targeting an individual of the SC/ST community, even if made in a closed group, is punishable, the Delhi high court said Monday. In an important ruling that plugs the gap between Online Abusers and their prosecution, the HC made it clear that Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, will apply if a casteist slur is made...

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Majority of women suffer Online Abuse: UN report -Himanshi Dhawan

-The Times of India NEW YORK: A new UN report reveals that almost three quarters women online are exposed to some form of cyber violence worldwide and only 26% law enforcement agencies in 86 countries surveyed are taking appropriate action. India is one of the countries where reporting about cyber bullying is low. The report 'Combating Online Violence Against Women & Girls: A Worldwide Wake-Up Call', by United Nations Broadband Commission says...

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3 held for Online Abuse of Kashmir girls rock band

-PTI Another youth has been arrested in connection with the Online Abuses and threats to the all-girl rock band of Jammu and Kashmir. Irshad Ahmad Chara, resident of S.D. Colony, Batamaloo, was arrested late Wednesday night during a police raid to apprehend him. Tariq Khan, was apprehended from Bijbehara, a town in South Kashmir, and Rameez Shah was also arrested from Ganderbal in central Kashmir on Wednesday night, police sources said. Jammu and Kashmir...

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Status Update? Bad by Debarshi Dasgupta

Assailed from all sides, does the UPA really hope to recover its ‘image’ by muzzling online dissent? Kapil Sibal ko gussa kyon aata hai? Butt of online jokes: Politicians in 'tweaked' cinematic avatars. Out of the frying pan and into the fire. The UPA government has made it something of a fine art. Hardly had the ruckus over the decision to open up the retail sector to FDI died down than...

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