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Thursday, 09 July 2020 9.13 PM IST

Law should be introduced to prevent social media users from using abusive language: Kerala HC 

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KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed that a special law must be introduced to regulate the use of derogatory comments on social media. According to Justice PV Kunjikrishnan, the law of the land seems to be failing as people tend to respond to abusive comments by posting even more abusive comments. While stating that the government should interfere in such cases, the court added that a law needs to be introduced to prevent social media users from using abusive language. The court also added that a copy of the verdict must be sent to the Chief Secretary and DGP.


The court made the observation while considering the bail plea of a news anchor who was arrested for using abusive language while presenting news in an online channel. The news anchor was granted bail as the court felt that the case does not amount to a crime under section 67 of the Information Technology (Amendment Act).

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