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Update at 10:50 IST, August 18: The Delhi police has registered a case based on the complaint made by Ankhi Das, head of Facebook India’s public policy team, reported Firstpost on Tuesday. The report quoted Anil Mittal, additional PRO of the Delhi Police, who said a case has been registered under relevant sections of the law and is being investigated by the Cyber Cell.  Meanwhile, Das herself was named in an FIR which was filed by Raipur police in Chhattisgarh. The Quint reported that Raipur police has charged Das with a slew of charges under the Indian Penal Code, including outraging religious feelings and incitement to violence. The FIR also names Vivek Sinha and Ram Sahu.  The FIR was registered based on a complaint made by journalist Awesh Tiwari, who was, in turn, named by Das in her complaint to Delhi police. Das had accused Tiwari of threatening her in a Facebook post. Tiwari told The Quint that he had only summarised the Wall Street Journal article in his Facebook post and had not issued any threats or ever interacted with Das. Update at 17:56 IST, August 17: The Delhi Legislative Assembly’s Committee on Peace and Harmony said it would soon summon Facebook executives with regard to allegations of bias and partisanship made against the company. AAP MLA Raghav Chadha tweeted that the committee had received complaints against Facebook officials regarding their “deliberate and intentional inaction to contain hateful content in India”. “Delhi Legislative Assembly’s Committee on Peace & Harmony…

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