PIL in Delhi HC demands action against Twitter over anti-India, pro-Khalistan tweets
The petition also sought an enquiry by NIA into the matter as the persons allegedly promoting the messages in relation to Khalistan are from outside the country
A PIL has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking action against social media platform Twitter for being allegedly involved in conspiracy to promote anti-India propaganda such as Khalistan movement.
The matter was listed for hearing before a bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan which on Wednesday recused from hearing it and directed that the petition be listed before another division bench on 30 September.
The plea has contended that some "promoted handles" on Twitter''s platform were being allegedly used for promoting an agenda for a separate Khalistan.
According to the petition by Sangeeta Sharma, promoted handles are those from which Twitter generates revenue.
In her plea, filed through advocates Desh Ratan Nigam and Awanish Sinha, she has sought lodging a case against Twitter and its representatives in India under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the provisions of IPC dealing with sedition and waging war against the country and under the Information Technology Act.
The petition also seeks an enquiry by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the matter as the persons allegedly promoting the messages in relation to Khalistan are from outside the country.
It has also sought that the revenue generated by Twitter from India should be taxed here.
The petition also seeks a direction to Twitter to share its source code with the Indian government.
Agrawal said in a note posted on Twitter that he is honoured and humbled on his appointment and expressed gratitude to Dorsey’s “continued mentorship and your friendship
Dorsey is also the top executive at Square, a financial payments company that he founded, and some big investors have openly questioned whether he can be effective leading both
Sundar Pichai to Indra Nooyi: Twitter's Parag Agrawal becomes latest Indian to head global multinationals
Twitter's outgoing CEO Jack Dorsey announced that 37-year old Parag Agrawal, an IIT Mumbai and Stanford University alumnus, will be the company's new chief executive as he stepped down after 16 years at the company that he co-founded and helmed