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‘Delhi committee can’t hold hearings on central subjects’: Ajit Mohan, Facebook tell Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has directed the Delhi Legislative Assembly’s Committee on Peace and Harmony to not hold hearings deliberating Facebook’s alleged role in the Delhi riots until further orders, Bar and Bench and LiveLaw reported. It had ruled so in response to a petition filed by Facebook India head Ajit Mohan, who had been summoned by the committee for a hearing scheduled on Wednesday (September 23).  It is learnt that Mohan, in his petition, had argued that the committee’s summons to him are an overreach by the state government as public order in Delhi is the prerogative of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. Thus, Mohan and Facebook have asked the Supreme Court to quash the summons. They have also argued that the summons are in violation of Mohan's fundamental rights to free speech and privacy. Mohan and Facebook's petition…

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