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Officer challenges Army’s Facebook ban

The Hindu | 13/07/2020 06:03 PM | Click to read full article

Lt. Col. PK Choudhary said in his petition that the policy which banned the usage of 89 applications and websites, violated various fundamental rights under the Constitution, including the right to freedom of speech and expression and right to privacy.

"The Soldiers rely on social networking platforms like Facebook to address various issues arising in their families while posted in remote locations and often use the virtual connect to compensate for the physical distance.”