Delhi Assembly summons Facebook again in connection with 2020 riots

The summons says it is a continuation of its notice sent to Facebook in Feb and refers to SC verdict on the matter in July; FB asked for names of representatives who will appear

Deepsekhar Choudhury Bengaluru

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The Committee on Peace and Harmony of Delhi Assembly has summoned Facebook to appear before it on November 2 for evidence and suggestions to prevent communal disturbances like the 2020 Delhi riots. The summons says that it is a continuation of its notice sent to Facebook in February and refers to the Supreme Court’s verdict on the matter in July.
A copy of the summons, reviewed by Business Standard, said that Facebook should send the names and designations of representatives who will appear by October 31.
The summons also said that failure to send a representative could lead to the initiation proceedings for breach of contempt/privilege of the Assembly.The February summons had asked for a “senior competent person” to appear and testify before it as it is conducting an inquiry into the communal violence that hit the national capital in February 2020.

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First Published: Oct 27 2021 | 6:28 PM IST

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