Delhi High Court Pushes for Ban of Sarahah and Other Social Media Apps

According to a recent report from Gadgets Now, the Delhi High Court recently asked the central government to consider banning social media apps which allow users to anonymously send abusive and vulgar messages.

The court passed the order while hearing a petition to ban Saudi Arabia-based social network Sarahah, through which users are able to send offensive messages without revealing their identity. The court classified this as cyberbullying and stated that it insulted the recipient.

“If any action is being taken, it should be done expeditiously and the order passed by the government, the action taken be communicated to the petitioner within one month”, the court added.