Friday, November 23, 2018

Twitter CEO Charged In Indian Court With Outraging Religious Feelings

According to Times of India yesterday, a local court in Jodhpur, India has agreed to move ahead with a complaint against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for his Tweet of an anti-Brahmin photo.  The photo taken by Dorsey during his recent trip to India shows a woman holding a sign reading "Smash Brahminical Patriarchy". The petition filed against Dorsey charges him with violation of India's Penal Code Sec. 295A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), as well as with defamation and criminal conspiracy. A hearing is set for Dec. 1.