Thanks to the various laws in India, which are archaic… bloggers have to face the wrath of all and sundry. According to a Times of India report, a Supreme Court bench consisting of Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice P Sathasivam ruled that it could not quash criminal proceedings against Ajith D brought about by Shiv Sena activists who were not pleased by the comments about the party in an Orkut group that he launched. According to the Times of India:
Petitioner Ajith D had started a community on Orkut against Shiv Sena. In this community, there were several posts and discussions by anonymous persons who alleged that Shiv Sena was trying to divide the country on region and caste basis.
Read report here
The Telegraph however, framed the issue differently, calling Ajith’s Orkut community a “hate site”, on which death threats had been posted (read here).