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Written by PTI, TimesofIndia.com   
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 03:01

Media watch: MUMBAI, India: Armed with a court order, city police asked popular social networking site Facebook to block a page, which allegedly carried a defaced photo of Dalit icon Babasaheb Ambedkar.
According to police, the photo was posted in a page 'We Hate Ambedkar', created by an unknown user.

"Initially, when we contacted Facebook they said that they can't block the link unless there is a court order," Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Himanshu Roy said.

Crime branch sleuths today got an order in this regard from a local court and sent a scanned copy to the Facebook office in the United States of America, he said.

Police has registered a case under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act against the unknown person for posting the photo on the website, Roy said adding that further investigations in the case are on. Read more

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