Maharashtra police plans to take action against people who "like" objectionable posts pertaining to Chhatrapati Shivaji, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and the late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Facebook, reports The Times Of India. Nanded police have told the publication that these people would be booked under the Section 66 (a) of the IT Act and under the Code of Criminal Procedure. The report says the police have also applied Section 295 (a) of the IPC which deals with "hurting religious sentiments". This follows protests over alleged morphed photos of Chhatrapati Shivaji, late Shiv Sena head Bal Thackeray and and Hindu gods which reportedly appeared on Facebook over the weekend and were later re-circulated on WhatsApp. These protests also apparently led to the death of Pune techie who was allegedly killed by the protest mob. Arrest for liking a post? What's strange and worrying here is…
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