A complaint has been registered in an Uttar Pradesh court against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and three others for using national symbols and letter heads of President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on its site without due permission. Also Read - Your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram account can get deleted if you do this
Chief Judicial Magistrate Anand Prakash Singh on Wednesday set November 12 as the next date of hearing when the petitioner lawyer Omkar’s statement would be recorded. Also Read - Facebook smartwatch to feature cameras alongside fitness functions: Yes, detachable cameras!
Others named in the complaint are Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Product Officer Chris Cox, Facebook India Head Ajit Mohan. Also Read - What happens to your Facebook account after you die?
The petitioner has further alleged that the social media giant runs an application which allows certain national symbols to be used without permission.
He has submitted screen shots as evidence.
The petitioner has demanded that the named persons be punished for this offence as they were not only getting cheap popularity with the use of such symbols but were also earning a lot of money.
“This has hurt my sentiments and has hurt national pride,” the petitioner has said.