Home - India - Sify - HC may hear plea against ban on social media use by soldiers

HC may hear plea against ban on social media use by soldiers


13 August 2020 09:41

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court may on Tuesday hear a top army officers plea against the order banning use of social networking platforms, like Facebook and Instagram, by the army personnel.The petition, filed by Lieutenant Colonel P.K. Choudhary through advocates Shivank Pratap Singh and Sanandika Pratap Singh, has sought the courts direction to the Director General of Military Intelligence (DGMI) for withdrawal of the order. The DGMI ordered the army personnel to delete their accounts from social networking platforms and had banned use of 89 apps and websites by all army personnel.The soldiers rely on social networking platforms, like Facebook, to address issues arising in their families while posted in remote locations. They often use the virtual connect to compensate for the physical distance between them and their families, the plea said.Soldiers serve in remote areas, extreme weather conditions and difficult terrain with the lingering threat.
HC may hear plea against ban on social media use by soldiers. This article is published at 13 August 2020 09:41 from Sify India News and Top Stories, click on the read full article link below to see further details.


Read Full Article on Sify >>

Tags : hear, plea, against, social, media, soldiers