The Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant relief to Swami Om's associate Mukesh Jain from filing cost of Rs five lakh imposed on him over a Public Interest Litigation filed by him, challenging the appointment of Justice Dipak Misra as the Chief Justice of India.
As in the case of the new IT rules—aimed at controlling social media majors Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, as well as digital news portals like The Wire, Scroll and The Quint—the objective behind the draft e-commerce rules is shadowing.
In a statement issued on Thursday Twitter talked about the use of intimidation tactics by the police as one of its defences. It also talked in detail about how it wishes to protect freedom of expression and the privacy of its users.
WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit against the Government of India in Delhi High Court seeking to block regulations of recently imposed IT rules that would require messaging service to trace the origin of a particular message sent on the service. The deadline to implement the new rules ended yesterday.