Press Esc to close
Wednesday 31 August 2016
News updated at 9:24 PM IST
Weather
Max: 21°C
Min : 25°C
In Bengaluru
Cloudy sky
Breaking News

Sibal convenes meeting to discuss Mumbai girls' arrest

Sambhal (UP), Nov 21, 2012, AGENCIES:

Taking exception to the action taken against two girls for their comments on Facebook in Maharashtra, Union communication minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said Communication and Information Technology Ministry has convened a meeting on November 29 in this regard.

“The law has been misused with regard to lodging of a case on expressing one’s views on Facebook... everyone has the right of expression,” Sibal said in reply to a question during a function here.

The minister said he has convened a meeting of his ministry to deliberate on all such incidents which have taken place on November 29. The minister stressed that such issues can be resolved through dialogue.

To a question, the minister said that it would take about three to four years for full production of Akash tablets.

“So far, some 20 to 25 thousand tablets have been distributed in universities ... there are about 22 crore children and the production is only one lakh... we want a tablet in the hand of every child so that he can get connected with information revolution,” he said.

To a question regarding the hanging of 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab, Sibal said the government has acted in accordance with the law. On Afzal Guru, he asked why previous governments did not execute the orders on him and said that the NDA government had handed over terrorists to Pakistan.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Film director Nitya Mehra, actor Sidharth Malhotra and actress Katrina Kaif during promotion...

Film director Nitya Mehra, actor Sidharth Malhotra and actress Katrina Kaif during promotion...

Spectators watch play between Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, and Fernando Verdasco, of Spain...

Spectators watch play between Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, and Fernando Verdasco, of Spain...

A stagehand gestures after checking lights backstage before the start of a play inside a theatre...

A stagehand gestures after checking lights backstage before the start of a play inside a theatre...

A view of historical ridge reflected in rain water after heavy rainfall in Shimla on Tuesday...

A view of historical ridge reflected in rain water after heavy rainfall in Shimla on Tuesday...

A PAC recruit of 23rd battalion jubilates with his mother after their passing out parade in...

A PAC recruit of 23rd battalion jubilates with his mother after their passing out parade in...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting in New Delhi...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting in New Delhi...

A labourer works at the construction site of a metro rail station in Kolkata...

A labourer works at the construction site of a metro rail station in Kolkata...

Masked protesters shout slogans at a protest march during a strike, after curfew was completely...

Masked protesters shout slogans at a protest march during a strike, after curfew was completely...

An Ambulance passes through a water logged road near AIIMS hospital after rains in New Delhi...

An Ambulance passes through a water logged road near AIIMS hospital after rains in New Delhi...

Children play on pontoons as clouds gather over the banks of the river Ganga in Allahabad...

Children play on pontoons as clouds gather over the banks of the river Ganga in Allahabad...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523