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Why Antony Clement Rubin petitioned Madras HC to link Aadhaar to social media accounts

By Aditi Agrawal and Nikhil Pahwa "I was like how can something like this happen, and people can get away with it?" Antony Clement Rubin was distraught. An animal activist since 2000, in January 2017, he had become a part of the Jallikattu Monitoring Committee. At that time, one particular page on social media had posted derogatory posts about him, and as the page spread, it included threats, stating that he "should take care." So he did what anyone facing cyberbullying should do. He went to the police. "I went ahead to the police commissioner’s office and filed a complaint in the concerned department. So, they said okay, we’ll get back to you and they never got back." But the posts on the page kept coming. "So again I went and gave a complaint, [and] again they were not responding." He got one slice of insight, though. "They told me one thing, that, only [on issues of] child pornography or terrorism, will Facebook respond," and that "there are memes, abusive posts about [the Commissioner of Police]", and the police couldn't do anything about it for over two years. "So I said that that’s pretty ridiculous and I went to the court." It didn't end there, though. He asked the Madras High Court to insist that the police find the person who was posting abusive content against him on the page. The Court directed the police, to get him, but "what the police said was that we can’t do anything". And…

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