Press Esc to close
Wednesday 01 October 2014
News updated at 3:37 PM IST
Weather
Max: 29.3°C
Min : 21.4°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Thinker arrested for Facebook post

New Delhi, Aug 6, 2013 (IANS):
Reuters file photo for representational purpose only.

The Uttar Pradesh government has turned its attention to social networking sites to muzzle people’s reactions to the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who has been receiving huge support on the web.

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday arrested a dalit thinker Kanwal Bharti in Rampur town for posting a message on Facebook criticizing the Akhilesh Yadav government for the suspension of the IAS officer and its failure on the law and order front.

According to the sources here, Bharti was arrested in Rampur after an FIR was registered against him by an aide of senior Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan. Bharti was charged with promoting communal hatred. He was produced before a court in Rampur which granted him bail.


On Facebook, Bharti said, Bharti's arrest evoked a sharp reaction on social sites with messages supporting him and decrying the government for arresting him. “I support Bharti and Nagpal. I will stay for the night at Noida. You (the police) can arrest me from there,” said a message.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Players of Kerala Blaster football team pose for a group photo with Kathakali Dancers in Thrissur ..

Players of Kerala Blaster football team pose for a group photo with Kathakali Dancers in Thrissur ..

Barack Obama and Narendra Modi, at the dinner hosted in his honour, at the White House ...

Barack Obama and Narendra Modi, at the dinner hosted in his honour, at the White House ...

Actors Vikram and Karthi participating in a fast to protest Jayalalithaa's conviction ...

Actors Vikram and Karthi participating in a fast to protest Jayalalithaa's conviction ...

Lahore Lions skipper Muhammad Hafeez is bowled during the Champions League Twenty 20 ...

Lahore Lions skipper Muhammad Hafeez is bowled during the Champions League Twenty 20 ...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi provides relief packages to a flood victim in Jammu ...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi provides relief packages to a flood victim in Jammu ...

Modi waves to supporters  in front of the Indian Embassy in Washington ...

Modi waves to supporters in front of the Indian Embassy in Washington ...

People enjoy a sheep fight in Hubli, Karnataka ...

People enjoy a sheep fight in Hubli, Karnataka ...

Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi interacts with flood victims at a relief camp at Boko ...

Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi interacts with flood victims at a relief camp at Boko ...

Products made out of waste materials by the students of a college in Rohtak ...

Products made out of waste materials by the students of a college in Rohtak ...

India's Sunil Vitalacharya Sowmarpet and Akashdeep Singh celebrate their victory over South Korea ..

India's Sunil Vitalacharya Sowmarpet and Akashdeep Singh celebrate their victory over South Korea ..

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