Palghar Girls

  • Thackeray FB post: Charges against Palghar girls dropped December 18, 2012

    Thane: Police on Tuesday dropped all charges against two girls from Palghar whose arrest over a Facebook post criticising shutdown in Mumbai during Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's funeral in November had sparked an uproar. A closure report was filed before a court in Palghar town in Thane district, dropping all...
  • Girls arrested over Facebook post invited by IIM-A December 13, 2012

    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 Institute...
  • IT Act should not be used to throttle dissent: Sibal November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the arrest of a 21-year-old girl for posted comments against shutdown of Mumbai on social networking website Facebook, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday said that Maharashtra Police mishandled the law and it's illegal to arrest people like this. He further said said the IT...
  • Mumbai: Girl arrested for anti-Thackeray Facebook post November 19, 2012

    Mumbai: A 21-year-old girl, who posted comments against Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray on social networking website Facebook, was arrested by the police. A friend of the girl was also arrested for liking the anti-Thackeray comment by the police in connection with the case. However, the girl and her friend were...