Rajasthan HC quashes FIR against Twitter chief over poster

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Rajasthan HC quashes FIR against Twitter chief over poster

Apr 07, 2020 21:07 IST

The Rajasthan High Court Tuesday quashed the FIR against Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey for holding a placard in 2018 which stated ‘Smash Brahmanical Patriarchy’. In a 2018 tweet, journalist Anna MM Vetticad had shared a photograph of Dorsey and others, where he had held the said placard during his visit to India. Following the tweet, an FIR was filed against Jack, Vetticad and others at Basni police station in Jodhpur. The court said, the phrase which has been castigated as offending, may be construed as laying a challenge to the sociological concepts of a particular section/gender of the Brahmin community, but by no stretch of imagination can it be perceived that these words can even remotely hurt the religious sentiments of any citizen of India or create a religion-based rift.

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