SC asks Maha and WB Govt to explain arrests over FB posts

The Supreme Court has today asked the Maharashtra and West Bengal governments to explain why people in the states have been arrested for their posts on Facebook. Earlier this month, Shaheen Dhada and Rinu Srinivasan were arrested for questioning the shutdown in Mumbai for the funeral of Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray on Facebook and had been charged with spreading hatred under the contentious section 66(A) of the IT act. However, the case has been dropped yesterday.