A social activist has registered an FIR against Facebook, the US based social networking website and its members for abusing Hindu religion and gods. The FIR accused a facebook profile of "instigating communal passions" and feared that it could lead to riots in India.
The complaint was lodged by a social activist Nutan Thakur in the civil lines police station of Meerut, under section 66 A of the Information Technology Act 2000.
"Though in my complaint I have named several persons whose comments and names figure in facebook, lot of them appear to be fake IDs," Nutan told TOI. But, she added, there is a `virtual riot' on the profile of facebook members of two communities where people post the choicest of abuses against the two religions -- Hinduism and Islam. More...