As we know, today’s era is heavily dependent on social media. The irresponsible use of social media is being seen on a large scale by the youth every day. Therefore, the Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court held that Yash Kumar, a law student, who is an accused in the Clubhouse App case, would have to undergo guidance for proper general and social media behavior.
Recently, in the Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court, the Club House app case has come to the fore, which the main accused is Yash Kumar, a law student. The court has directed them to be counseled for proper normal and social media behavior.
Metropolitan Magistrate Komal Singh Rajput observed that “irresponsible use of social media is at its peak. Especially the younger generation is in their teens, who ignore manners and behavior, which leads to unrest in the society and every aspect of social life Insults corner, such as religion, caste, gender, etc.”
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Against Kumar, an FIR enrolled on 19th January. In which, the plaintiff claimed, in the chat room of the Clubhouse, her and her childhood friend images were used by Kumar, and dirty comments were on it. In addition, police reported that Kumar had created a chat room named “Swati Jai Abdul” in October 2021, where unsavory statements against Muslims.
Judge Rajput further observed that “that is a big problem, it needs immediate attention, otherwise, there may be a catastrophe, and the situation may spiral out of control, as everyone across the world will have access to it and A lot of them may try to react.”
Mumbai Police has accused the accused of creating a chat room in which derogatory remarks were made against women. Against Kumar, a student studying in the final year of Noida law, two others under u/s and sections 153A, 295A, 354A, 354D and 509, r/w of the Indian Penal Code, 1860: an offence has been registered under Section 67 of the Information and Technology Act, 2000.
The judge considered it necessary to consult for netiquette (appropriate social media behavior) to understand the nature of Kumar’s case.
The judge said that “You are a law student, you have more responsibilities than other citizens. Hence, you must understand that it is necessary to respect the dignity and privacy of others, and you should behave responsibly in social life.”
The Court reports that there have been many such cases in the court; where the victims have to face the disregard of the police.
The court said this because Kumar, through his lawyers Gayatri Gokhale and Akshay Bafna, told the court that he was falsely implicated by the police for 10 days, which is wrong.
When the Mumbai Police was asked a question about the relationship between a present applicant; the person named Yash Parashar in the FIR, they had nothing to say.
- Submit personal obligation and surety of Rs.30,000.
- Obtain counseling for the following netiquettes for normal social behaviour and submit this report to the court at the earliest.
- He was present in Mumbai for the next one month.
The court has ordered to consider the bail application filed by Kumar’s co-accused Akash Suyal.