Facebook issues notice to Rahul Gandhi to remove posts on Delhi minor rape victim from Instagram
Facebook has issued a notice to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to remove posts from Instagram regarding minor Delhi girl gang-raped and killed. Controversy is still raging over Gandhi posting pics of the victim’s family on Twitter.
On Tuesday, Facebook sent notice to Rahul Gandhi that said, “Dear Mr. Gandhi. This correspondence follows up regarding our August 16 correspondence in which we forwarded a notice we received from the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on August 10.”
Notice added, “According to NCPCR’s August 10 notice, a post you uploaded through your Instagram account is unlawful under Section 74 of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015; Section 23 of the POCSO Act, 2012; and Section 288A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). In accordance with NCPCR’s note, you are requested to remove this post expeditiously.”
NCPCR had sent first notice on this matter to Facebook but no response was received. Second notice soon followed on August 13 that had a stern warning to appear before it on August 17 through video-conference. The second notice said, The Commission had taken cognizance of a video posted on the Instagram profile of Shri Rahul Gandhi wherein the identity of minor girl victim’s family was disclosed. . which was observed to be a violation of the prescribed provisions of law.
The matter was forwarded to Facebook for removal of the post and taking action against the Instagram profile of Shri Rahul Gandhi within 3 days. However, no reply/ action taken report has been received even after the lapse of 3 days’ time.
NCPCR has issued warning to Facebook, “Take notice that if you fail to comply with this order without lawful excuse, you will be subjected to the consequences of the non-attendance as provided in rules 10 and 12 of order XVI of the Code of Civil Procedure (CrPC) 1908.”
Facebook has reportedly responded to the notice by NCPCR and issued notice to Rahul Gandhi asking him to remove the post.