Parakala finds fault with Justice Katju’s remarks

Parakala finds fault with Justice Katju’s remarks
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Taking strong exception to the remarks of former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju, who sought President and Prime Minister to dismiss the TDP government in state for suppressing social media, communication advisor to the government Parakala Prabhakar wanted to know whether Justice Katju would accept, if anyone makes objectionable posts in social media against his family members, particu

Amaravati: Taking strong exception to the remarks of former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju, who sought President and Prime Minister to dismiss the TDP government in state for suppressing social media, communication advisor to the government Parakala Prabhakar wanted to know whether Justice Katju would accept, if anyone makes objectionable posts in social media against his family members, particularly women.

Highlights:

  • Wants to know whether Katju will accept objectionable posts against his family
  • Fumes at YSRC for making a hue and cry over the arrest of social media activist I Ravi Kiran
  • Says, YSRC is the first party to file a complaint against Ravi Kiran for objectionable posts against Araku MLA Kothapalli Geetha in GK Veedhi police station on July 31, 2014

A day after Justice Katju through twitter sought the President and Prime Minister to invoke Article 356 in state to dethrone Chandrababu Naidu’s government for arresting social media activist I Ravi Kiran for his posts in social media against Naidu and his son Lokesh, Parakala said that law took its own course of action, as Ravi Kiran crossed all limits with regard to use of social media as a platform for freedom of expression.

Speaking to media persons at Secretariat on Thursday, Parakala said that they would send the objectionable and obscene posts of Ravi Kiran in social media to Justice Katju and hoped that the latter would realise the facts and express his regret for his tweets demanding dismissal of AP government.

He also fumed at Opposition YSRC over making hue and cry over the arrest of Ravi Kiran. Recalling that it was the YSRC leaders, who made a complaint against Ravi Kiran for making objectionable posts against Araku MP Kothapalli Geetha in GK Veedhi police station of Visakhapatnam district on July 31, 2014, he said the police after registering a FIR also arrested Ravi Kiran on the next day.

“Despite coming out of jail on bail after spending 15 days remand, the case is still going on and Ravi Kiran has been summoned to sign the records in police station once in a week,” he said and found fault with the YSRC for accusing the government of suppressing social media.

“Is that not attack on freedom of expression, when YSRC leaders lodged a complaint against the same person (I Ravi Kiran) and on what basis now they are terming the government action as attack on freedom of expression,” he pointed out. When asked whether the government is going to enforce strict laws for curtailing social media, he said the civil society should discuss over the erratic usage of social media.

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