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India Court Forbids Antireligious Language on Social Network Sites

hindustantimes.com

A Delhi Court on Saturday ordered 22 social networking sites, including Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, to remove all "anti-religious" or "anti-social" contents in the next one-and-a-half-month and file compliance reports by February 6, 2012.


Uh Oh.  No comments about Atheist Nexus or other Ning Atheist sites.  I imagine this site would be considered antireligious by the court.


also http://businesstoday.intoday.in


So much for freedom of speech, freedom of/from religion.






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Now ... the $64 question is: who is driving this: the Hindus or the Muslims?  A cup of coffee says the latter, and a second cup that the initial spark for this BS came from Pakistan!

Any takers?

maybe.  in a different link..." a group of over 100 delegates, including representatives from all religious communities like imams, ulemas and Christian priests, social activists, journalists and advocates met Sibal and handed over a memorandum against the "illegal" activities of websites like Facebook, Google and Yahoo."  but it could be muslim instigated  http://post.jagran.com/Muslim-delegation-meets-Kapil-Sibal-seeks-ac...



Have the parties received a copy of the Order yet as promised by the Indian governments Counsel ? It seems that the newspapers don't have it and we are not given full details of the Order. Interpretation of the order is everything ! Probably all of these sites are self-censoring and we would be unlikely to see content described below in any event;

'There were some demeaning, degrading, clearly pornographic depictions of gods and goddesses which no reasonable, sensible person anywhere in the world would accept, on any site.'

''A Google spokesperson told HT: "We comply with valid court orders wherever possible, consistent with our long standing policy. We're yet to receive the details of this order and can't comment on this specific case."

I find censorship offensive and unacceptable.

 

Historically, in India, hindus and muslims have been fighting each other very often, creating law and order problems for the government, and some times even causing loss of innocent lives. The muslims were rulers in India for several hundreds of years and everyone who knows a little history knows that they were extremely intolerant rulers. The scars of that rule have not healed yet. The authorities have to frequently resort to such measures to maintain peace.

Madhukar - I think this is an appeal to peace.

Alice

Yes Alce. A legal action is a better deterrent than an emotional appeal.

the stories of trains arriving with every one murdered men, women and children - trains fully of blood and dead bodies - a shocking picture even in my minds eye - patrician clearly has left the residue of much fear and anger on both sides.

I agree Napoleon -- censorship is unacceptable and offensive.

'There were some demeaning, degrading, clearly pornographic depictions of gods and goddesses which no reasonable, sensible person anywhere in the world would accept, on any site.'


They obviously haven't been on this site.

Pat LOL - but internet porn involving images of gods - really....

Heh, cute.

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