LUCKNOW December 25: An FIR was lodged at Gomtinagar police station against Facebook and a Chandigarh-based editor of daily for posting obscene remarks on Hindu Gods and Goddess besides giving a call to burn Bhagwat Gitadescribing the holy book as anti-women.

Social activist Nutan Thakur lodged FIR under section 153, 153 A, 153-B, 290, 504, 505, 506 IPC and section 66 A Information Technology Act 2000 against one C I Chumber, resident of Jalandhar (Punjab), Facebook Inc. and others.

According to the FIR, Facebook social networking site is seen and shown all across the country through internet. C I Chumber, who identifies himself as editor-in-chief of a Punjabi daily newspaper, has posted remarks asking people to burn the Bhagwat Gita because in chapter nine women have been referred as’ pap yoni ‘ (bad origin) which he says is against the Indian constitution which gives her equal status like the men. He cites examples from Russiaand says that the same shall be followed in India. He also uses open abuses and dirty words against many revered Hindu Gods and Goddesses including Lord Krishna and God Brahma.

Thakur said that use of such language can cause riots and amounts to promoting enmity between communities, doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmon, imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration, public nuisance, intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace , criminal intimidation and using Information Technology for the above said purpose.

Earlier, Thakur’s husband Amitabh, an IPS officer, had lodged FIR against a group called “i hate Gandhi”. She had also lodged FIR in Meerut against by my husband Amitabh Thakur and at Civil Lines (Meerut) against Facebook and others for putting obscene stuff on Hindu Gods.

She said that despite repeated complaints no suitable action has been taken by the police so far. “Facebook Inc, Headquartered at Pao Alto, California, USA has also been made an accused for having provided the requisite platform for dissemination of all these information, particularly when they had been overlooking such information despite repeated requests by many”, she added.


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