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Delhi minor rape: Facebook asks Rahul Gandhi to remove post revealing identity of girl’s family


Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday issued a notice to Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, asking him to remove an Instagram post that revealed the identity of the family of a nine-year-old Dalit girl who was allegedly raped, murdered and forcibly cremated in Delhi. Facebook is the owner of Instagram.

On August 4, Gandhi had met the family of the minor in Delhi Cantonment’s Purana Nangal village. Later, he posted a 35-second video on Instagram showing him and the girl’s parents having a conversation inside a car.

Letter was sent to Rahul Gandhi by Facebook to reply on use of photo of Delhi girl family on Instagram. Later face book submitted response and Facebook india head has been exempted by @NCPCR_ from appearing till next notice . pic.twitter.com/6zsvwYLeKs

— Kumar Gaurav (@kumarrgaurrav) August 17, 2021

Facebook’s move came days after the National Commission for Protection of Children’s Rights shot off a letter to the social media giant calling for action against Gandhi’s account. In its letter, the NCPCR had pointed out that Gandhi had violated provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, and the Indian Penal Code.

India has strict laws against revealing the identity of minor rape victims, even if they are dead….

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