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Delhi minor rape case: Rahul Gandhi’s account locked, tweet against our policy, Twitter tells Delhi HC

Prime News, National (New Delhi), August 11:- Microblogging site Twitter has informed the Delhi High Court that it locked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s account for sharing a picture of the parents of the nine-year-old Dalit girl who was allegedly raped and killed at a crematorium in Delhi Cantonment. The tweet has also been taken down, Twitter told the court.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel was on Wednesday hearing a plea filed by activist Makarand Suresh Mhadlekar which sought registration of an FIR against Rahul Gandhi under Section 74 of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 and Section 23(2)the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), 2012. Both the provisions mandate that the identity of the child victim of a crime shall not be disclosed.

During the hearing, the bench asked Twitter’s counsel Sajjan Poovayya if the tweet made by Rahul Gandhi had been removed.

“Yes. It is against our policy as well, so it has been removed,” Advocate Sajjan Poovayya said.

“That’s very responsible. You have been prompt,” the bench replied.

However, the petitioner’s counsel objected to this, saying Twitter should file an affidavit and tell when the photo was removed. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

 

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