The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Central government whether it is contemplating any regulatory measures to govern the issue of banning of Indian citizens from social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube..Justice Yashwant Varma asked the counsel appearing for the government what the status of such a move was. The judge remarked,"What is going through our mind is we take up the matter and then there is some regulatory measure, then we would have to do this whole exercise again.".The Court asked the government to make its stand clear within three weeks and listed the case for further hearing on September 7. .The Court was dealing with a batch of matters related to the suspension of social media accounts, including those filed by Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde as well as satirical accounts like Wokeflix. The Bench is effectively examining if a writ lies against social media intermediaries like Twitter and others and if they fall under the term 'State' under Article 12 of the Indian Constitution. .Earlier, the Centre had told the High Court that that action taken by social media platforms against accounts should be proportionate to the offending content, and that taking down the account should be the last resort. In an affidavit, it said further said that only when most of the posts and content are unlawful, should social media companies take down the account. .Social media platforms like Twitter have argued that no writ lies against them, as they are private entities and that when a user signs up, they enter into a contract with them.