Chief Justice Govind Mathur (L) and Justice Ramesh Sinha (R)
Chief Justice Govind Mathur (L) and Justice Ramesh Sinha (R)
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FIR registered against unknown persons for making objectionable comments on Allahabad HC CJ Justice Govind Mathur, Justice Ramesh Sinha

The comments on social media were made following CJ Justice Govind Mathur, Justice Ramesh Sinha's order on the Name and Shame banners.

Aditi Singh

An FIR has been registered against unknown persons for making objectionable and derogatory comments on Allahabad High Court Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Ramesh Sinha, following their order on the Name and Shame banners.

The FIR has been registered with the Gomtinagar Police Station, Lucknow under Section 66 of the Information Technology Act and Sections 507, 500 of the Indian Penal Code.

According to Complainant, Nutan Thakur, after Bench comprising Chief Justice Mathur and Justice Sinha directed the removal of the banners displaying photographs of those accused of destroying public property amidst anti-CAA protests held in the state last December, several scathing comments were made on social media.

The Complainant states that criticism of orders passed by a court was acceptable under our Constitutional scheme, however, the language and words that were used in the present instance, were unacceptable and extremely objectionable.

To cite as examples, the Complainant has referred to the usage of hashtags “Justitudes”, “WahReCourt”, “BehaveJustitudes” on social media platform, Twitter.

It is further stated that certain persons also accused the two judges of supporting riotors and working for Pakistan.

Given the repetitive nature of these allegations/comments, the complainant has claimed that such content was intentionally posted on social media including Facebook and WhatsApp, in pursuance of a conspiracy.

Read the FIR:

FIR Gomtinagar.pdf
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