The Supreme Court Monday requested a petitioner to peruse new IT guidelines and stated it might hear next week his plea searching for a probe both by CBI or NIA in opposition to Twitter and its customers for allegedly posting “Islamophobic posts” after Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin final 12 months which was purportedly dubbed as one of many causes for unfold of COVID-19.
A bench of Chief Justice N V Ramana and justice A S Bopanna, on the outset, requested lawyer Khaja Aijazuddin, who has filed the plea in his private capability, to strategy the Central authorities with the petition wherein he has additionally sought a course for framing tips underneath the Information Technology Act in opposition to spreading of “hate messages against any religious community including Islamophobic posts on various Social Media platforms”.
“Have you read the latest IT Rules,” the bench requested the lawyer in the course of the listening to performed by video conferencing right here.
As Aijazuddin began studying the brand new IT Rules, the bench stated it’s posting the matter after a week and within the meantime, the petitioner could peruse the principles and are available again ready.
An attraction was filed by Aijazuddin in opposition to an order of April 22 of the Telangana High Court asking him to strategy the apex court docket for reduction of searching for instructions to the Centre to restrain all on-line social media networks in India and never to perform any Islamophobic posts.
The plea additionally stated with respect to the prayer for issuing instructions to the Centre to register prison grievance in opposition to Twitter and its customers for allegedly spreading “hatred”, the High Court merely directed the Central authorities to take into account the petition.
“However, no clear direction regarding the same (registration of FIR) was given by the High Court,” the plea alleged. A spiritual congregation Tablighi Jamaat was organized at Nizamuddin right here from March 13 to March 15 final 12 months and this was allegedly dubbed as one of many key causes for the unfold of COVID-19 within the nation.
The plea alleged Islamophobic posts on varied social media platforms had been unfold after the non secular congregation displaying believers of a selected religion in poor mild.