Facebook Arrests

  • Girls arrested over Facebook post invited by IIM-A 13-12-2012 08:10 PM

    Mumbai: The Palghar girls who were at the centre of a controversy related to their Facebook post after Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's death, have been invited by the prestigious IIM-Ahmedabad to interact with students. "(The girls) have been invited to interact with the students and teachers of the Indian...
  • Will govt rethink, amend section 66(A) of IT Act? 01-12-2012 07:40 AM

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Communication and IT, Milind Deora accepted misuse of the Information Technology (IT) Act and said that the government is open to making the law more objective to prevent further misuse. With pressure mounting from netizens, the government is under pressure to do a rethink...
  • Facebook arrests: Chavan defends 'strict action' against policemen 27-11-2012 10:20 PM

    Pune: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday defended the suspension of two police officers over the arrest of two girls for their posts on Facebook regarding the bandh observed for Bal Thackeray's funeral. He said Thane SP Ravindra Sengaonkar and Senior Inspector Shrikant Pingle had acted against the directions...
  • Thackeray FB post: Shiv Sena calls for bandh in Palghar 27-11-2012 07:23 PM

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena unit of Palghar has called for bandh on Wednesday in favour of police officials who were suspended a week after two girls in Thane district of Maharashtra were arrested over a Facebook post criticising the Mumbai bandh for the funeral of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray. The...
  • Thackeray FB post: Girl's family says drop charges 27-11-2012 06:37 PM

    Mumbai: A week after two girls in Thane district of Maharashtra were arrested over a Facebook post criticising the Mumbai bandh for the funeral of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, the state administration has finally taken some action. In a major step, the Superintendent of Police of the Thane district...
  • No difference of opinion over action against cops: RR Patil 26-11-2012 07:41 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil on Monday said there was no difference of opinion between him and Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan over action to be taken against police officials who arrested two girls for their Facebook comments on the Shiv Sena last week. "The report of the Special IG...
  • Thackeray FB post: IG says act against policemen 23-11-2012 07:18 PM

    Mumbai: The Inspector General Konkan Range on Friday submitted his investigation report into the arrest of two Thane girls over a Facebook post criticising a bandh in Mumbai for the funeral of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray. In his report, the IG said that the arrest of the girls by...
  • Deora backs Thane girls over Thackeray FB post 20-11-2012 07:15 PM

    Minister of State for Communication and IT, Milind Deora, has come out in support of the two girls who were arrested over a Facebook post against Mumbai bandh during Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray's funeral, saying they did nothing wrong and have nothing to fear. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Rupashree Nanda,...