Social media did dis-service by loading contents revealing Kathua rape victim’s identity: HC

NEW DELHI, May 18: Google and other social media platforms have done a great disservice to the nation by uploading contents which revealed the identity of an eight-year-old girl who was raped and killed in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, the Delhi High Court said today.
The court issued notice to social media platforms Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube after their Indian subsidiaries told the bench that they were not the concerned entity to reply to the court’s notice on the issue.
“You have done a great disservice to the nation. India has been branded… It is an injustice to the nation and to the victim’s family. This kind of publication is not permissible,” a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Hari Shankar said. (Agencies)