On Thursday, an FIR was registered at Gomti Nagar police station against unknown people for using derogatory language against the judges of the Allahabad High Court after they ordered the removal of hoardings featuring anti-CAA protesters.
The FIR was lodged under various sections of the IPC and Section 66 of the Information Technology Act, 2008.
The complainant in the case, Nutan Thakur, alleged that derogatory remarks and hashtags were made to trend on social media, especially on Twitter. The complainant also alleged in her complaint that an article was published on a Hindi website targeting the judges and making personal comments on them.
The Supreme Court on Thursday told the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government that its decision to put up hoardings identifying anti-CAA protesters has no backing in law. It, however, did not pass any interim order and said the matter would be heard next week by a three-judge bench.
The top court is hearing an appeal filed by the Uttar Pradesh government challenging the March 9 order of the Allahabad High Court directing the state administration to remove posters of those accused of vandalism during the anti-CAA protests.
For the uninitiated, the bench, headed by Chief Justice Govind Mathur, had taken suo moto cognizance of the 100-odd hoardings that were put up on road crossings on Friday and the court heard the case on Sunday even though it was a holiday. The verdict, reserved on Sunday, was delivered on Monday.