An FIR was filed against Facebook for a ‘I Hate Gandhi’ group on Facebook.

What’s funny though are the IPCs invoked:

The FIR has been lodged under section 153 (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of communities and other grounds), 153 A (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration), 153 B (public nuisance), 290 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 504 (criminal intimidation) 506 and 66 A IT Act (using Information Technology for these purposes).

And that is why we don’t have free speech in India.

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