Senior advocate Ashok Haranahalli, arguing on behalf of Twitter submitted that providing a notice to those whose accounts are taken down was a procedural requirement but this was not being done. Communicating reasons is advisable so that persons whose right is affected can raise an appeal, he argued. "Merely because it is against our interest should we block a foreign handle?" the senior counsel asked and cited the example of the farmers protests in Delhi and said "some tweets may be defamatory but should accounts be blocked?"
He concluded his arguments today by submitting that citizens need to find out what is correct information. Not everyone depends on newspapers. Many people use social media for the purpose. Therefore, to block the flow of information is wrong, he contended. The hearing of the case was adjourned to November 16 after Additional Solicitor General M B Nargund sought time to make his submissions.
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