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Delhi High Court Rules that posting Casteist social media posts can send you to jail

The Delhi High Court on Monday ruled that any offensive post on social media that targets an individual of the Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe communities, even if made in a closed group, is punishable. “Even if privacy settings are retained by a Facebook member as ‘private’, making of an offending post by the member…may still be punishable,” Justice Vipin Sanghi said, clarifyng that if the complainant and those connected to him/her on Facebook were related to each other, they would be exempt from prosecution. The judgment, which came in reference to a Facebook post, can extend to other social media platforms such as WhatsApp, even if they have closed privacy settings.

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