Kerala High Court dismisses PIL seeking ban on WhatsApp


Manjil Das, INN/Chennai
Twitter-@SGiggle29 @Infodeaofficial

The petition claimed that the software was riddled with problems and errors, and that it could be easily controlled, and that it was being used to deliver messages and information by anti-national groups.

Kerala High Court dismisses PIL seeking ban on WhatsApp

On Monday, the Kerala High Court denied a plea asking the Central government to issue an order barring WhatsApp’s operation and use if the corporation refuses to comply with Indian law enforcement officials.

While dismissing the petition, the court stated, “It was premature, and it should be up to investigating agencies and courts to determine whether messages were tampered with by users and should not be utilised as evidence. We are dismissing the writ petition because we are not inclined to hear any of the requested pleas.”

The petition claims that “WhatsApp infringes on the privacy of its users. It violates citizens’ fundamental rights, as defined by Article 21 of the Constitution, and puts the national interest and security at danger. If the app refuses to upgrade its technology and cooperate with the government, it should not be allowed to function in the country. The Centre has restricted a number of websites and mobile apps for acting against the country’s interests. The app cannot be held liable for any laws enacted by the government.”

“This app is used by anti-nationals to propagate their messages and information. Threats, honey traps, fake visas, admissions, and job placements are just some of the ways the app has been misused. Because there are no restrictions in India mandating authorities to divulge the source of criminal activity, authorities are having trouble tracing the source. The company has never engaged with authorities, even in cases concerning national security, stating that the platform is end-to-end encrypted “It had been said.

“No one should be exempt from the law, and no one should be allowed to be exempt from the law. To work in this nation, the app must adhere to the country’s laws. If the programme refuses to upgrade its technology and cooperate with authorities, it should not be permitted to run “It has also been included.

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