New Delhi, 22 November (IANS). Senior Congress leader and former Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said he was surprised by the Kerala government’s move to issue an ordinance to ensure stricter punishment for those found guilty of abusive social media posts.
He tweeted, surprised by the law made by LDF government in Kerala. A 5-year prison sentence has been given on so-called objectionable posts on social media.
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan has amended the Kerala Police Act for abusive or threatening social media posts, approving the ordinance for imprisonment.
Section 118A included in the Act states that there is a provision of 5 years imprisonment or fine of Rs 10 thousand or both for sending objectionable messages to anyone or insulting or threatening by any means.
Chidambaram targeted the LDF government and said, “I was shocked to try to implicate Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala in a case in which the investigating agency had filed a closure report four times.”
He further said, how will my friends Sitaram Yechury and CPI-M defend these atrocious decisions?
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has cleared the investigation against Chennithala in the 2015 bar scam case.
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